Workshops > Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence


Description and Goals

Attend the five-day Grammar Review for Workplace Correspondence workshop May 23-27, 2016 at a cost of $500, at RIT/NTID in Rochester, NY. The workshop will be held daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


Have you ever had a performance appraisal that states that you need to improve your command of the English language or written communication skills? If your answer is “yes,” then this workshop may be for you. Through hands-on exercises, this workshop explores some basic information about grammar and usage for producing effective written communications - the kind of writing expected in the workplace.





Participants must possess, at minimum, paragraph-level fluency and clarity, as demonstrated by successful completion of a basic writing course. Participants must be deaf/hard-of-hearing adults who are either already in the workforce, or are considering re-entry into the world of work.


CEUs: 3.0



Instructors: Pamela R. Conley and Patricia C. Kenney

Pamela Conley

Pamela R. Conley


Pamela was educated at Gallaudet University (BA, English/Education), the University of Rochester (MS, Education) and the State University of New York at Brockport (MA, English Literature).  Fluent in ASL, she is an associate professor in the Department of Liberal Studies at NTID/RIT where she has taught writing courses since 1991. 


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Patricia C. Kenney

Patricia C. Kenney


Patricia received her BA in American Studies from Gallaudet University and went on to receive her second BA in English Education and her MA in Deaf Education from California State University in Northridge. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, and her research interest is English writing as a second language. She teaches writing courses at NTID/RIT and coordinates an English peer tutoring program in the NTID Learning Center. 


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