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. In 2020-21, all presentations will be given in Teams meetings. Simply the relevant link to attend the session.
Tuesday, February 9 @ 7pm: Writing Effective Essays
Get ready to tackle your term papers! This workshop demystifies the academic essay. Learn how to write strong theses, body paragraphs, and conclusions. Wow your profs with coherent arguments and well-structured essays this semester!
Tuesday, March 9 @ 7pm: Writing Successful Research Essays
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.
Tuesday, March 23 @ 7pm: Final Touches: Editing Your Essays for Impact
When it comes to good writing, the devil is in the details. Have you ever gotten back a marked essay only to see the professor found errors you know how to fix but didn't recognize in your own work? This presentation introduces students to strategies for editing first drafts so they can impress their professors with the polish of their writing. The Coordinator of the Writing Centre will also outline a few small changes that make a big impact on your reader. This session will be useful to anyone who wants to write well, including Honours and Graduate students.