How to Quote, When to Quote (and When Not to) – For English Language Students

“Quoting is an art. You’re not simply calling upon the inverted commas, encasing a quote within, and saying, “Here you go!” Consider the little intricacies: how to introduce your quote, how much to quote, or how to break up a long quotation and interpose it with an attributive verb. Then there’s punctuation: besides the colon and comma, there are also brackets. The more tools, the merrier, and the more creative decisions one has to make.”

                  “On Quoting Right and Quoting Well
                  By Vivienne Yeo

IF quoting well and quoting right aren’t something you’ve thought about at all or in a long while, then this workshop could set the wheels spinning on all the important how to’s and how not to’s of quoting. What else do I need to know beyond mobilizing the quotation marks? Why does my quote look awkward and sound stiff? Are there rules behind altering verbs or nouns in a quote to accommodate the tense and sense of the sentence in which it sits?

About the Workshop
In this workshop, we will address these questions by walking students through the various styles of quoting, supported by lines and passages from journalists and writers we love. Get an insight to quoting maneuvers that just don’t work and why, and learn how they can be fixed. We will also get to practice what we learn by applying the various tricks in our quoting repertoire.

Expect a Dynamic, Insightful Discussion
We’ll get to learn the various ways quotes can be captured, mapping all our examples against writing frameworks such as PEEL, TEAL, or RSA (all different names, but same concepts)
As with all of our workshops, we’ll dive into the thick of sentence-making, revealing the writing process live, as lines unfold word-by-word

This Class is Great for:
Training the reading eye
Instilling discretion, good taste, and good judgment in writing
Cultivating greater awareness of punctuation and its possibilities

Open to:
All students, Upper Secondary / Pre-University (Jun 12)
All students, Lower Secondary (Jun 19)

What You’ll Walk Away With
A Quoting Tool Kit, covering the vital tricks, rules and conventions, you need to know to quote effectively. This includes punctuation and paraphrasing, as well as lessons on How Not to Quote.
Insight to Getting at What’s Relevant—how the fine writers pick away at only the material that serves them and how we can practice prudence and precision in the way we quote

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When
Jun 12, Fri: 10AM – Noon (Upper Sec/Pre-U)
Jun 19, Fri: 10AM – Noon (Lower Sec)

Tuition
$100

Early Bird Discount 10%
Ends Jun 4, 2015 (for the Jun 12 workshop)
Ends Jun 11, 2015 (for the Jun 19 workshop)

Add 10% Discount
If you’re already studying with us

Refunds/Cancellation
No refunds or credit. If you aren’t able to attend, give your spot to a friend.

Location
11 Toh Tuck Road, Singapore 596290

Group Size
No more than six

Reserve Your Spot 
viv@mywritinghome.com

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