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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!

When: every Tuesday evening from 7pm-9pm.

Where: Library Learning Lab

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 2017 Writing Circle Dates:

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11

 

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.

Winter 2017 Workshops

Writing Well Series

Dates offered:

  • Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, January 23rd - March 6th
  • Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, January 23rd - March 6th

This is a six-week series that helps students understand the expectations for undergraduate essay writing by taking students through the essay writing process from understanding an assignment to editing and revising. It is a hands-on workshop, and students are encouraged to bring in the essays they are working on to each session.

Enhance Your Writing Style Series

Dates offered: 

  • Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, March 13th - March 27th
  • Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, March 13th - March 27th

This workshop is open to students who have completed Writing Well. It is a three-week series of interest to undergraduate and graduate students who want to improve their academic style. It is a hands-on workshop, and students can bring in writing on which they are working.

Citing Sources Successfully

Dates offered: 

  • Thursday, February 2nd, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 15th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dates offered for students in BF190 only: 

  • Wednesday, February 1st, 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, February 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, February 10th, 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 14th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 28th, 9:00 - 11:00 am

This is a two-hour workshop in which students learn to apply strategies for the effective integration of sources into their writing and avoid any unintentional plagiarism.

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 2017: 

Appointments (January 16 - April 7)
Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (drop-in)
Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Brantford

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

Office Hours:

Winter 2017:

  • Monday 9 am - 9 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am - 8 pm (drop-in 6 - 8 pm)
  • Wednesday 9 am - 6pm (online 6 - 8 pm)
  • Thursday & Friday 9 am - 6pm

Blog: Learning Better at Laurier Brantford