Word of the Day:Pedantic

Pedantic (adjective): Unimaginative, dull (“Pedantic”, 2015, para.3).

Examples: From Hendrik Hertzberger, The New Yorker (as cited in Webster’s Dictionary, 2015):

  1. It may seem pedantic to harp on what looks like mere procedure, but this is one case where the process is the forest.

Can you use pedantic in a sentence? Send us your sentence using pedantic and we will post it on our blog!

Want to learn more about sentence structure? Check out our page called “The APA Cheat Sheet.”


Pedantic. (2015). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/pedantic

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The WRMC has been hosting extra workshops this semester so that VIU students can acquaint themselves with academic and professional writing. We were so proud to host Ms. Aziza Mirkhanova as our guest speaker for yesterday’s workshop, E-mail Etiquette. Next Thursday, we will be hosting Dr. Jillian Wendt as she presents her workshop, Avoiding Plagiarism with Turnitin. This workshop is intended for students who may not be familiar with plagiarism rules or with Turnitin, the computer program VIU uses to track unoriginal work in students’ papers.

WRMC workshops are every Tuesday and select Thursdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. They are held in the Student Center Conference Room. 

Health Care Week Feb 16 – Feb 20

Dear students,

The office of Student Affairs will be hosting a Health Care Week from February 16th to February 20th. If you have any questions regarding your Health Insurance don’t miss out this important event!