The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Simple Steps for Perfecting Your Punctuation

Review the basics of punctuation and ask all those questions you've always wanted to ask!


Here’s your chance to review the basics of punctuation in a friendly and non-threatening environment. Unlike those confusing approaches to punctuation that list punctuation marks in alphabetical order, “Simple Steps” takes a logical and systematic approach that you’ll be able to remember and use long after the workshop is over.

First, we’ll look at four “situations” in which we use punctuation; then we’ll consider the “rules” for punctuation in those situations, along with the allowable “variations” on those rules. Participants often report that they leave this workshop and start using correct punctuation almost immediately.

Intended Audience

Anyone who wants a comprehensive review of the basic rules of punctuation, and especially anyone who has ever wondered, “Why is there so much confusion about what’s right or wrong in punctuation?”


2 hours

Schedule for Summer 2014

Monday, 7/14, 3:00-5:00 (Sec. 1)

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