Are you the type of person who delights in finding typos in your textbook? Does it make you cringe when ur frndz txt u lk this? Do you want your writing to become clearer, more concise, and stronger? Then come join the Center for Academic Success as we celebrate USG’s 8th annual Grammar Day on Monday March 4th from 12pm-2pm in the rec. center lounge located on the second floor of Building III.
National Grammar Day (historically held on March 4th) was created by author Martha Brockenbrough in 2008. Brockenbrough, the author of Things That Make Us [Sic] and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG), explained that she founded the day to help her students with their grammar in a lighthearted, fun way. So why March 4th? Brockenbrough states, “Language is something to be celebrated, and March 4 is the perfect day to do it. It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!”
So march forth this March 4th with help from CAS! Enjoy some free food while you take part in our Grammar Games where you can brush up on your grammar skills, while winning cool prizes and a chance to enter our raffle. If games aren’t your style, attend one (or all) of our Workshop Wonders being held in Building III, room 2230. Beginning at 12:30pm, each workshop is only 20 minutes long and designed to help you improve your academic writing. Attend “It’s Just a Phrase” to learn how to make your modifiers mightier; “Sentences and Sensibilities” will help you avoid fragments, run-on sentences, and comma splices for crisp, attention-capturing sentences; “Gotta Catch’em All” will empower you to employ self-editing strategies in your own writing.
Have a class you can’t miss? Don’t worry! Join us for Grammar After Dark from 5pm-6pm in the Building III café where you can visit our grammar game tables and sharpen your skills. In the meantime, visit the below sites to start getting hyped up for the USG celebration of National Grammar Day:
Some of our favorite resources:
- Purdue OWL for citation styles and writing mechanics
- APA Academic Writer for APA citation assistance
- Grammarly for that extra layer of grammatical safety when you’re emailing your boss or writing a paper
Just for fun:
- Can you pass this basic grammar test?
- How much of a grammar nerd are you?
- Which punctuation mark or symbol are you?
- For general grammar enjoyment!