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Workshops

Many of our writing workshops are eligible for the Laurier Experience Record (formerly known as the Co-Curricular Record/CCR) credit. For more information on 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 will facilitate these sessions and will be able to help you with any writing questions.

 

Winter 2018 Writing Circle Schedule
The Writing Circle takes place on Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the Library Learning Lab.

January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3

Scholarship Writing Workshop Series: returning in Fall 2018!

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.

Fall 2017 Schedule - Scholarship Proposal Writing Workshops

  • Wed., Sept. 20th - 10-11:30am - Business - LH4114
  • Thurs., Sept. 21st - 2-3:30pm - ASPIRE (graduate students only) - Library Learning Lab
  • Fri., Sept. 22nd - 9-10:30am - Science - DAWB 3-106
  • Fri., Sept. 22nd - 2-3:30pm - Psychology - N2005
  • Wed., Sept. 27th - 7-8:30pm - Arts, English & Film Studies - DAWB 3-105
  • Thurs., Sept. 28th - 9-10:30am - MIPP - CIGI Boardroom
  • Thurs., Sept. 28th - 11:30am-1pm - Brantford - CRH102A
  • Thurs., Sept. 28th - 2:30-4pm - GG691 (Geography - in class) - UW, EV3 Building, room 1408
  • Thurs., Oct. 19 - 2-3:30pm - Undergraduate Students - Library Learning Lab

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.

Winter 2018 Workshops (Market Place, room MP115)

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 at 12 p.m. from January 23rd - March 6th
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m. from January 24th - March 7th

Enhance Your Writing Style Workshop Series

This three-session workshop series is open to students who have completed Writing Well. It focuses on stylistic elements of academic writing. This workshop is designed to be 30 minutes of workshop and 30 minutes of hands-on writing support

  • Tuesdays at 12 p.m. from March 13th - 27th
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m. from March 14th - 28th

Citing Sources Successfully

This two-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, January 19th at 5:00 p.m.

Dates offered:

  • Monday, January 29th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 1st from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 5th from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 8th from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 12th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 15th from 12:30 - 2:30 p.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:

Winter 2018:

Appointments (January 15th to April 6th, 2018)

Monday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Drop-in (January 18th to April 5th, 2018)
Thursday 10a.m. - 6 p.m. (no appointment required)

Blog: Laurier Writing

Brantford

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

Office Hours:

Winter 2018:

Monday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Drop-in on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Blog: Learning Better at Laurier Brantford