Writing Workshop Descriptions
Essay Writing I: Getting Started – “You want me to do what?”
For many students, the biggest hurdle in beginning an assignment is breaking down the assignment’s requirements. This fifty minute interactive workshop will provide a framework to guide you through the instructions, provide strategies for organizing your ideas and give suggestions for next steps. To keep this practical, bring a current assignment to the workshop.
Essay Writing II: Research Strategies – Learn the steps to effective researching
Determining where to begin looking for sources and critical information can be daunting. Attend this fifty minute workshop and learn how to develop a research strategy beginning with knowing what is required, gathering background information and building to a focused outcome. The importance of keeping ideas and research well organized will be emphasized.
Essay Writing III: Final Touches – It’s time to polish your work
The paper is done. The final details will impact how it is received. This workshop reviews scholarly paper format, proofreading techniques, and submission checklists. Please bring a paper copy of a ‘work in process’ so that you can apply the principles.
MLA Citation Referencing – the basics
MLA citations may be new to you. Come to a fifty minute workshop that will walk you through paraphrasing, internal referencing and the Works Cited page. It’s better to understand this system than to be deducted valuable marks for not knowing the format.
APA Citation Referencing – the basics
Many disciplines require scholarly papers to be written adhering to the APA Citation Style. This fifty minute workshop will review in-text citations, how to make an accurate Reference page, and the format for a standard undergraduate paper.
When is the work your own? How do you define common knowledge? See how you can build a research paper without stringing together quotations or getting charged with plagiarism.
Tired of always making the same grammatical errors? This workshop is designed to review the structure of language and to deal with the specific challenges that the participants have.
Editing Skills – Catch those errors before your professor does!
Proofreading and editing add polish to a completed document. Learn how to read for errors and accuracy as you develop strategies that will make this often overlooked step a natural one.
Learn the ins and outs of punctuation and see how using it correctly will improve your writing and ultimately your marks.
Writing for the Health Sciences
Struggling with how to write in a scholarly manner? This workshop will give you strategies for understanding and meeting the writing requirements in the Health Sciences.
Delivering an effective presentation requires the use of many of the same skills as writing an effective paper. See how having a focus, organizing your ideas, and ‘proofreading’ your presentation all contribute to a positive experience for you and the audience.
Getting ready for your practicum? A practicum is a great opportunity to gain real world experience in your field, but there are challenges involved with a successful placement. A practicum requires a higher level of communication and comprehension. This workshop is designed to help you improve your verbal and written communication skill through role-plays and pair work.
Academic Success for ESL Students
This workshop will prepare you with knowledge about the values and expectations you will encounter in your new academic environment, and introduces you to skills for overcoming some of your greatest challenges to academic success. In addition, the workshop addresses areas of possible conflict including: avoiding plagiarism, classroom participation, and how to get help when you need it.share