Workshops

Workshops are available to all undergraduate and graduate students. They target problematic areas for students. We provide a wide selection of topics throughout the first half of the semester. Workshop presentations can provide explanations, rules, samples, and practice opportunities. These synchronous sessions are available online. Register by following the links.

Check out our Spring 2022 workshops.

Paraphrasing Strategies
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Quality paraphrasing is a game-changer. Expressing content in your own words is a must in all academic environments – papers and presentations. In this workshop, participants will examine paraphrasing strategies for embedding sources to avoid cut and paste approaches. They will discuss the value of quoting and in-text citations. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Reporting Verbs
Thursday, May 19, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Academic writing requires careful selection of reporting verbs to introduce paraphrased materials and direct quotations. However, they can present some challenges. Reporting verbs carry different meanings which in turn will indicate positions and claims. In this workshop, participants will discover the range of reporting verbs to indicate positions and claims so that the audience correctly interprets the information. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Effective Sentences
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Sentences are powerful tools to present your ideas on any platform – written or spoken output. In this workshop, participants will focus on strategizing sentence selection to present content. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Selecting Clauses Wisely Part 1
Thursday, May 26, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here 

Writers combine clauses when presenting ideas. In this workshop, participants will explore using clauses to indicate importance, clarification, and or implications. Consequently, writers will engage their audience by presenting a strong flow and organization. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Selecting Clauses Wisely Part 2
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Using clauses is a writing strategy to further support audience comprehension. In this workshop, participants will explore embedded clauses, noun clauses, and complement clauses that will provide the audience with more concise and specific explanations. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Common Sentence Problems Overview
Thursday, June 2, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Submitting written material with flawed sentences certainly sends an alarm to your audience. Poor sentences derive from poor comprehension of structure, punctuation, and control. Participants in the workshop will identify and strategize corrections for a variety of common sentences problems. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Hedging and Boosting
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Hedging and boosting are strategies to present author views on a subject. This method is an important tool for writers to project tone, position and claim. This workshop will explore a variety of strategies to hedge and or to boost effectively. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Integrating Sources
Thursday, June 9, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Engaging with your sources requires students to closely focus on their reading. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of strategies to use when writing academic responses. Such approaches include quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. In addition, the workshop will strongly encourage documentation style understanding. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Introduction to Academic Phrasebank
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

The Academic Phrasebank is a substantial resources for academic writers. This resource comprises phrases typically found in written papers both short and extensive. In this workshop, participants will introduce and explore the range of phrases available to organize content. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Paraphrasing Strategies (REPEAT from May 17)
Thursday, June 16, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m) Register here

Quality paraphrasing is a game changer. Expressing content in your own words is a must in all academic environments – papers and presentations. In this workshop, participants will examine paraphrasing strategies for embedding sources. They will discuss the value of quoting. Participants will also consider in-text citations. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email.

Contact

Writing Centre

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000