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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


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.

Where: the Library Learning Lab

When: Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm

Fall 2018 Writing Circle Schedule:
  • September 25th
  • October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • December 4th

Scholarship Writing Workshop Series: 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 2018 Schedule - Scholarship Proposal Writing Workshop

  • Wed., Sept. 12th - 2:00pm-3:30pm - General (all disciplines) - Library Learning Lab
  • Thurs., Sept. 13th - 2:30-4pm - Geography (in class - GG691) - DAWB 2-105
  • Mon., Sept. 17th - 10:00am-11:30am - Arts - Library Learning Lab
  • Wed., Sept. 19th - 12:00pm-1:30pm - Social Work - 120 Duke St. W., Rm. 108
  • Fri., Sept. 21st - 10:00am-11:30am - Business - Lazaridis Hall, 4th Floor Boardroom (LH4114)
  • Fri., Sept. 21st - 2:00pm-3:30pm - Psychology - Science Building, N2005
  • Mon., Sept. 24th - 10:00am-11:30am - Science - Library Learning Lab
  • Fri., Sept. 28th - 10:00am-11:30am - International Policy and Governance - Balsillie School, Room 2-33
  • Wed., Oct. 17th - 9:00am-10:30am - Brantford (in class - CC606) - Dalhousie Centre DC116

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 Centre for Student Success Student Portal.

Spring 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

  • Wednesdays from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. from May 23rd - June 27th in MP115

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