Online Workshops

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Workshops are available to all Memorial undergraduate and graduate students. Workshop presentations can provide explanations, rules, samples, and practice opportunities. These synchronous sessions are all online. Register through provided links to receive your Webex invitation.

Friday, September 16, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Academic Integrity is fundamental in all academic environments. Student commitment is essential and foundational for success. Learning to respect the integrity of the work of others is a game changer in both papers and presentations. In this workshop, participants will examine quotations, citations, and paraphrasing strategies. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email. Register here.

Friday, September 23, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

The Academic Phrasebank is a substantial resource for academic writers. This resource comprises phrases typically found in written papers both short and extensive. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to 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. Register here.

Friday, October 7, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Engaging with sources requires students to focus closely on their writing. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of strategies to integrate sources. Such approaches include quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. In addition, the workshop will provide strategies for incorporating citations when summarizing and synthesizing. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email. Register here.

Friday, October 14, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Integrating quotations can be confusing and tricky for many academic writers. Participants in this workshop will explore methods to integrate standard quotations as well as strategies to modify them. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email. Register here.

Friday, October 21, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Punctuation is not as simple as most people think. Punctuation marks provide clarity, flow, and precision. In this workshop, participants will explore the impact punctuation can have when we read and write as it is a silent communication partner. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email. Register here.

Friday, October 28, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Sentences are powerful tools to present your written and spoken ideas. 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. Register here.

 

Friday, November 4, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

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 sentence problems. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email. Register here.

Friday, November 18, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Formal presentations of sources for research projects are often required by instructors. Such annotated bibliographies guide the audience by providing relevant, accurate, and quality lists with summaries and/or assessments.  Participants in this workshop will explore the essentials required for annotated bibliographies. This workshop is not recorded; however, all attendees will receive a summary of the main points via email. Register here.

Friday, November 25, 2022 (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) 

Repeat Presentation from September 16, 2022)

Academic Integrity is fundamental in all academic environments. Student commitment is essential and foundational for success. Learning to respect the integrity of the work of others is a game changer in both 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. Register here.

Winter 2023 Workshop Series

The Writing Centre is pleased to offer our workshop series in the Winter 2023 semester. Registration will be available soon.

Workshop topics will include the following.

  • Protecting Academic Integrity
  • Essay Basics
  • Introduction to the Academic Phrasebank
  • Punctuation
  • Strategizing your Sentences
  • Common Sentence Problems
  • Reporting Verbs
  • Hedging and Boosting
  • Paraphrasing