EAP Writing Workshop: Using Punctuation Marks in Academic Writing


Our EAP Writing Workshops continued, with Dr. Ma Ji presenting on “Using Punctuation Marks in Academic Writing”, focusing on the details associated with correct usage of these critical symbols, and their importance in English writing. From commas to colons, and from questions to exclamations, the argument was made that punctuation marks are equally as important as words in academic writing.

Using examples from students as well as published works, Ma Ji highlighted different usage techniques, including when, how, where and why to use (or not use) certain punctuation marks. Sentences can be like formulas, where structure matters, not just applying to words, but to correct punctuation, too.

Over the course of the semester, the Center for Language Education offers numerous workshops on writing, focusing on different aspects each week. If you are interested in finding out more information, or if you have specific questions about your writing, feel free to reach out and contact us, and we can help point you in the right direction.



Using Punctuation Marks in Academic Writing (PowerPoint)