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Many writing workshops are eligible for the Laurier Experience Record. For more information on eligible workshops, contact

Writing Services will be conducting the following one-hour workshops for undergraduate students throughout the Winter 2023 term: 

Thesis Statements

  • Friday, Feb. 3 - 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 10 - 1 p.m.

Clarity, Concision, and Grammar

  • Friday, Mar. 3 - 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Mar. 10. - 1 p.m.

Writing Essay Exams

  • Friday, Mar. 31 - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 11 - 2 p.m.

All of these workshops will be conducted online via Zoom.


Previous Workshops:
Transitioning to University Level Writing

All ASPIRE writing workshops for the 2022-23 academic year will be conducted online via Zoom and are open to students on all campuses. You can register for these workshops through the Student Success Portal. All workshops are one hour in length.


Demistifying Peer Review (in collaboration with the Library)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 - 10-11:30 a.m. (Waterloo Campus, 2nd floor of Peters Building, Room P224)

Overcoming Writer's Block

  • Wednesday, Mar. 6 - 1:30-2:30 p.m. (online via Zoom) 


Previous Workshops
Principles of Effective Argumentation
Creating Effective Writing Habits for Your Thesis

Scholarship Writing Workshop Series

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. Although each workshop has an emphasis, students are welcome to attend any session listed.

Writing Services conducts these workshops in the summer and fall months. Stay tuned for specific dates and times for workshops in the summer and fall of 2023.



The Writing Certificate, run by Writing Services, has students participate in individual sessions to systematically develop effecting skills in academic writing. You are eligible to receive the Writing Certificate if you have attended and completed at least two writing workshops and two writing appointments during your studies at Laurier.

If you would like to register for a writing workshop and/or book a writing appointment you can do so at our Student Success Portal

If you have any questions, you can contact Writing Services 

Available in Waterloo and Brantford.