For Students - Presentations and Workshops

We offer a series of free presentations and workshops to help you become a more effective writer and the most successful student you can be. You can register now for as many as you would like to attend – just click on each title below to see what topics will be covered, and then sign up by clicking on the link.  See you there!

 

Presentations and Workshops for 2016–2017:

"Getting on the Road to Writing 'A' Assignments" (Oct 6)

  (primarily for first-year students)

Your professor has just handed out the assignment sheet...so what do you do now? Well, come to this session, and the Writing Centre Coordinator will give you useful advice on how to become a better student and a better writer. You'll see the results immediately. (Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a seat early!)

Thursday, October 6   7:00-8:15pm   BAC 241

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"Writing a Successful Thesis" (Oct 18 and Oct 21)

  (for honours and Masters students)

The Coordinator of the Writing Centre, Dr. Stephen Ahern, will outline some of the pleasures and pitfalls of writing a thesis. He will focus on giving you practical advice on being someone who finishes on time and produces good quality research. The workshop will provide you and your peers with an opportunity to get together and ask her questions, as well as allow you to share information with each other. (Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a seat early!)

Tuesday, October 18   12:00pm–1:20pm   Seminar Room, KC Irving Centre

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Friday, October 21   9:30am–10:50am   Seminar Room, KC Irving Centre

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"Five Steps to Writing Success" (Nov 2)

  (useful for all students)

When you have an assignment due, do you worry about how you'll get it written?  Come to this presentation and Coordinator of the Writing Centre will give you practical tips on how to manage the writing process so you'll produce great work.  He'll use writing an essay as an example, but you can apply the advice to any work that's due.  (The Guarantee: if you apply even some of the principles he shows you, your work is bound to improve.)  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a seat early!

Wednesday, November 2   7:00-8:15pm   BAC 132

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"How to Build an Effective Essay" (Jan 25)

  (useful for all students)

There is only one way to structure an effective university essay. Most students can tell when they are reading something good ("hey," they say, "this really flows"), but don't know how to produce great essays themselves. In this presentation the Coordinator of the Writing Centre will show you how to write an essay that has a clear argument and proves it using the kind of logical reasoning that really "wows" even the most picky reader. There's no mystery to writing excellent essays; come to this session and learn how to create work that really flows. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a seat early!

Wednesday, January 25  7:00-8:15pm  KC Irving Centre Auditorium

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"Writing Successful Research Papers" (Feb 27)

  (useful for all students – particularly in 2nd year and above)

Whether you're a second year student preparing to write your first research paper, or an honours student halfway through your thesis, this session will give you useful tips on how to integrate material from sources into your own work. The Coordinator of the Writing Centre will cover topics ranging from the big picture (Why do we have to use sources? What counts as a good source? Why should I care?) to the technical (How do I introduce a quotation? After I quote it, what do I do next?). There's no mystery to writing excellent research papers; come to this session and get answers to the questions that have been bugging you.

Monday, February 27   7:00–8:15pm   KC Irving Centre Auditorium

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