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Workshops

Many of our writing workshops are eligible for Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit. For more information, on CCR-eligible workshops contact the Centre for Student Success in Waterloo or Writing and Study Skills Services in Brantford.

The Writing Centre offers regular workshops and workshop series throughout the year to help students, both undergraduate and graduate, improve their writing. Topics have included:

  • grammar
  • core elements of academic writing
  • writing for English-language learners

Writing Circle: Make Progress With Your Writing Assignments

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Do you want to make progress with your writing assignments? 

The Writing Centre is hosting a weekly Writing Circle to help keep you motivated, focused and on track with your writing. No registration is required. Simply show up and be ready to write!

Light snacks will be served. Please note that attendance will be limited to 20 students per session.

Writing Centre Tutors wilfacilitate these sessions and will be able to help you with any writing questions.

Fall 2017 Writing Circle Dates to be determined


 

Scholarship Writing Workshop Series

2017/18 Schedule to be announced in Fall 2017

Are you in graduate school or thinking about going? If so, you may want to consider applying for an academic scholarship. We offer a highly acclaimed series of presentations, the Scholarship Proposal Writing workshops, to help you write successful scholarship proposals.

In these workshops, we give you the tools you need to approach scholarship proposal writing with confidence. Working from samples of winning Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS),  Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) proposals written by graduate students, we will examine common features of successful proposals, and we will teach you how to apply these writing strategies in your own proposal. These workshops are open to all current and potential graduate students at Laurier as well as undergraduate students who may be applying for these awards. Students are able to attend any of the open sessions listed above.

In addition to the workshops, consider also making an appointment with a graduate writing consultant for personalized feedback on your proposal. It's hard work preparing a scholarship application – we can help make the proposal less intimidating.

See our Graduate Students page and our resources on scholarship writing for more information.

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Writing and Study Skills Services offers a number of workshops to students to help them enhance their writing and learning skills. Students interested in enhancing their academic writing skills may be interested in some of our popular workshops.

Note: You can register, track, and cancel your workshop registration through the Centre for Student Success Student Portal.

Spring/Summer 2017 Workshops

Writing Well Workshop Series

This six-session workshop series focuses on understanding the academic writing process from start to finish including understanding the assignment, planning and drafting, integrating sources, writing effective paragraphs, revising and editing, and refining your style. This workshop is designed to be 30 minutes of workshop and 30 minutes of hands-on writing support

  • Tuesdays from May 23rd - June 27th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Market Place (MP) 115

Citing Sources Successfully

This 2-hour workshop helps students understand and practice proper integration of sources through summary, paraphrase and quote to avoid any problems with plagiarism. This workshop is the academic integrity make-up for BF190. Registration opens on Friday, May 26th.

Dates offered:

  • Wednesday, May 31st 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 8th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Note:
 You can register, track, and cancel your workshop registration through the Centre for Student Success Student Portal.

Contact Us: Writing Support

Waterloo

E: studentsuccess@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2220
Office Location: DAWB 1-102

Office Hours:

Summer 2017: 

Appointments (May 8th - July 28th)
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Brantford

E: lbwritelearn@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5736
Office Location: 45 Market St.

Office Hours:

Spring/Summer 2017:

Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday by appointment

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