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Many of our writing workshops are eligible for the Laurier Experience Record (formerly known as the Co-Curricular Record/CCR). For more information on eligible workshops, contact the 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


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.

A Writing Centre Tutor will facilitate these sessions and will be able to help you with any writing questions.

Where: The Writing and Learning Lab (P226), 2nd floor of Peters Building

When: Tuesdays from 6-8pm

Winter 2019 Writing Circle Schedule:
  • January 22nd, 29th
  • February 5th, 12th, 26th
  • March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • April 2nd

Scholarship Writing Workshop Series: stay tuned for Fall 2019 dates

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.

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 Student Success Student Portal.

Winter 2019 Workshops

All workshops are located at 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. Choose from the following two offerings:

  • Mondays at 10 a.m. from January 21 - March 4
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m. from January 23 - March 6

Enhance Your Writing Style Workshop Series

This three-session workshop series is open to students who have completed Writing Well. It continues in the same format, focusing on stylistic elements of academic writing. Choose from the following two offerings:

  • Mondays at 10 a.m. from March 11 - 25
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m. from March 13 - 27

Citing Sources Successfully

A two-hour hands-on workshop that gives students the opportunity to review and practice how to properly integrate source material into their writing. This is the academic integrity make-up workshop for students in BF190. Choose from the following offerings:

  • TBA

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