Our branches may be closed, but our
collection is still here for you! Starting on May 20th, we offer contact-free
curbside pickup service at three VPL locations. Items in our collection have
been isolated and will be handled by staff under strict safety guidelines.
The Writers at Work series prepares ESL students to tackle academic essay writing. Writers at Work: The Short Composition teaches low-intermediate to intermediate-level students how to compose multi-paragraph short compositions. Students tap into their personal experience to organize their writing, using academic modes of organization such as exemplification and cause and effect. In addition, students learn how to write about works of fiction and nonfiction by summarizing and citing sources.