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Get Your Paragraph Right: Theme & Rheme

“Theme” and “Rheme” are two terms which represent the way in which information is distributed in a sentence. Theme (or the so-called Topic) is given information that serves as “the point of departure” of a message. Rheme (or the so-called Comment) is the remainder of the message in the sentence in which Theme is developed. Understanding Theme and Rheme will help you analyze the cohesion among sentences and empower you to write coherently.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to

  1. identify common problems with sentence cohesion
  2. recognise Theme and Rheme through studying examples of well-connected sentences
  3. analyse the cohesion between sentences by identifying themes and rhemes
  4. practise writing sentences with appropriate themes and rhemes
  5. improve the cohesion of your own writing

Code(s) WRW-006-001
Date(s) 12 July 2018
Time 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue(s) Room 3301 (Lift 2)
Facilitator(s) Thomas Chan
Duration 2 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 30
Eligibility All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are welcome.
Registration Dates Now - 10 July 2018

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

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