Online Workshops

The Writing Centre is pleased to offer a series of online workshops in the Winter 2024 semester on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. This semester our Paraphrasing Strategies Workshop will be available online and in-person. Workshops are available to all Memorial undergraduate and graduate students. These workshop presentations are packed with explanations, rules, samples, and practice opportunities. After registering, participants will receive a Webex link for the online workshops.

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. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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Quality paraphrasing is a game changer. Expressing content in your own words is necessary 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. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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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. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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Quality paraphrasing is a game changer. Expressing content in your own words is necessary 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. All participants will receive a concise summary of the key points.

This workshop will be in-person.

Location: TBA
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Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

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 boost effectively. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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Is your paper wordy? Is your content easily comprehensible? Join our workshop to acquire strategies for identifying and addressing wordiness and irrelevant word choices in your writing. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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Do your sentences follow a repetitive structure? Introducing variety in sentence structure can enhance audience engagement, establish meaningful content relationships, and control the pacing for your readers. Join this workshop to explore techniques, including varying sentence length, complexity, and punctuation, to effectively maintain connections within your writing. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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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. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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Submitting a written document can be stressful for some writers.  Are there organizational errors, grammar errors, mechanical errors, and/or surface errors in your paper? In this workshop, participants will follow a sequence of steps to edit and proofread papers in order to feel confident about the deadline date. The session will be recorded, and all participants will receive a concise summary of the key points via email.

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