Workshops for fall term
Fall 2012 workshops take place on Tuesday evenings or Friday afternoons. Some workshops require sign-in in advance.
Writing in university: Context counts
Essay writing 101 – Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. DAWB 1-101A
What are the expectations for university-level essay writing? In this workshop we examine some widely-held myths about essay writing and discuss strategies for helping you to become a successful writer in university.
Writing, academic integrity, and academic misconduct – Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 1:00-2:30 pm p.m. P1021. SIGN UP REQUIRED.
Are you sure YOU would never plagiarize? Academic integrity is the foundation for all academic research, but ideas about what constitutes authorship and what rules apply to academic and research writing have never been muddier. Join us to get a clearer picture of what you need to know as a student.
Using Sources - Tuesday, Oct. 9 5:30 - 7:00 pm. DAWB 1-101A Learn how to use sources effectively in your writing. We will consider how to read and analyse source texts and how to use correct referencing and citation strategies to demonstrate your engagement with others' ideas.
Thesis or hypothesis? - Tuesday, Oct. 23 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. DAWB 1-101A
What do strong thesis statements look like, and how does a thesis differ from a hypothesis? In this session we will work to make your thesis stronger or your hypothesis more clear, and we will explore the ways that they are both directly affected by your research question.
Writing arguments – Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. P1021 SIGN UP REQUIRED.
In this workshop we identify key features of strong and sound arguments, looking at examples from various disciplines. We'll consider why essay writers structure their arguments they way they do and what options you have to make your argument.
Writing essay exams – Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2011, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. DAWB 1-101A - SIGN UP REQUIRED.
Developing a coherent response to a complex question in a short amount of time is an enormous challenge. This workshop will teach you how to make the most of your time and skills. We focus on four steps to writing in exam situations and practice these steps using mock exam questions.