The Academic Success Centre is once again offering a seven-part online workshop series during the Fall 2023 term called Building Your Writing Foundation. This series includes seven sessions that will equip students with foundational writing skills for college success.
Sessions will be held Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45pm beginning September 13, 2023.
Students are welcome to attend any or all of the seven sessions. No registration is required! Simply log on to the Webex meeting using this link.
Read below for workshop topics and descriptions.
Workshop recordings, tip sheets and practice activities for each of the seven workshop topics will become available below as the workshop dates have passed.
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What does a professional email look like? When should I send one?
Date: September 13, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to learn all about professional emails: when to send them, what they look like and sound like, how to structure them, and how to write with a professional tone.
How do I support a claim? What even is a claim?
Date: September 20, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to learn what a claim is, how to strengthen your claims with reasons, and how to back them up with evidence. Learn how to provide evidence with both personal experience and research.
What does it mean to reflect? How can I write about what I've learned?
Date: September 27, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Join this workshop to learn what reflective writing is and how to spot a reflective writing assignment. Learn a reflective writing structure you can use in your assignments and see it in action with a discussion board post example.
How should I organize my ideas in a paragraph?
Date: October 4, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to learn how to organize big ideas and details into a clear paragraph. The paragraph structure you will learn can be applied to all types of academic writing assignments, including summaries, reflections, discussion posts, essays, reports, and more.
How can I reduce a text to only the main idea?
Date: October 11, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to learn what summaries should and should not include. Learn how to write a summary that accurately expresses the main idea of a text.
How do I use other writers' ideas in my writing?
Date: October 18, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to learn how to write another person's ideas in your own words and how to incorporate into your writing. Learn a five-step process to paraphrase effectively.
What is APA citation style? Where can I find information to use APA accurately?
Date: October 25, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to learn the basics of why and how the APA citation style is used in many academic assignments. Then, learn how to use online resources to become confident in creating in-text citations and references in the APA 7th edition citation style.