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All SLC Writing Workshops are recognized regarding the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), the official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU. find out about the Co-Curricular Record.

Our most popular workshops (according to recent attendance and faculty requests for course integrated workshops) are indicated with an asterisk.

Note : Are you a professor or program leader thinking about requesting a writing workshop for the course or group? Fill out our survey to place your request. With sufficient notice, you are able to request some of the workshops below or a combination of topics customized to satisfy your students’ needs.

Academic Writing Refresher
This workshop offers a overview that is quick of and skills for successful writing, with returning/ transfer/ mature students in mind.

  • Gain a knowledge of strategies and skills that support successful academic writing;
  • Be encouraged to ask questions to demystify expectations around academic writing;
  • Reconnect with writing best practices;
  • Learn where to find support through the writing process.

Academic Writing Q&A. or Top items to learn about Academic Writing
This 50-minute session reviews the top 5 things most readily useful to learn about academic writing. The rest of the session is specialized in answering your burning questions (regardless of how basic or complex) about academic writing and writing in the disciplines. You’ll take away some answers, including how to locate more help when it’s needed!

  • Find out about the qualities unique to academic writing as a genre;
  • Are able to dispel some misunderstandings about academic writing;
  • Feel more confident in what academic writing is and what it isn’t;
  • Know the best place to find more help when you really need it.

Analyze This! From Summary to Critical Writing*
are you asked to publish a critical analysis but aren’t sure how to overcome it? Each discipline has its own requirements, but some common strategies can help. This workshop begins with a refresher about effective reading and summarizing, then shows you how to hire questions that are critical assist you to transition from summary to analysis.

  • Gain an awareness of common strategies for approaching analysis that is critical are transferable across disciplines;
  • Figure out how to differentiate between summarizing, paraphrasing, and critical analysis and understand the worth of each in academic writing;
  • Know how critical questions can be employed to transition from summary to analysis.

Hot methods for Revising*
Congratulations–you’ve drafted your paper! What exactly is next? This workshop overviews a technique of revising concerns that are higher-order then studying the finer details of your piece You can also learn more about common errors that can trip up writers that are even strong.

  • Distinguish between Higher and Lower Order writing concerns;
  • Learn revision strategies that help you give attention to higher order concerns first;
  • Gain insight into common forms of writing errors and learn how to spot them in your own writing.

How exactly to Argue Academically*
Effective argumentation is a core dependence on many writing assignments throughout the disciplines. Yet students are often unsure just how to write a clear and compelling academic argument. It really isn’t the same as arguing together with your partner or your mother and father! In this 50-minute session, learn the particular rules governing academic argument along with strategies for developing and defending a great argument in your written assignments.

  • Gain understanding of the components of a powerful argument that is academic
  • Learn to develop an argument that is academic
  • Comprehend the requirement to protect an argument that is academic information gleaned from research sources;
  • Distinguish between academic argumentation along with other genres of academic writing.

Better Paragraphs: Strengthening Argument and Organization*
Clear, well-developed paragraphs generally have a specific collection of characteristics, and you can learn what those characteristics are in order to strengthen your writing! In this workshop, find out more effective ways to begin your paragraphs, create better flow, and give a wide berth to paragraph that is common. Strengthening your paragraphs also helps to provide an sense that is overall of in your writing and make certain that your particular arguments are obvious and well-supported.

  • Gain a knowledge of the characteristics shared by clear, well-developed paragraphs;
  • Learn about the connection between strong paragraphs and flow that is overall clarity, and argumentation;
  • Comprehend the role of paragraphs whilst the “building blocks” of academic writing;
  • Have the ability to draft and revise paragraphs more effectively for clarity.

Structuring Ideas Through Grammar
enhance your writing by learning how different choices that are grammatical allow you to present and develop your ideas. Students ought to bring copy of a paper they are currently taking care of to use the techniques to their own writing.

Uncluttering your Prose
“Too wordy. Redundant. Be concise.” If you have ever received most of these comments in your papers–or if you simply want to bring your style into the next level–this workshop is for you personally! Learn techniques you can away use right to help you pare your prose and write with greater clarity, succinctness, and power.

  • Gain an awareness of concise writing;
  • Learn practical approaches for revising your personal writing, with a particular focus on concision;
  • Make connections between clarity and concision in your writing.

Using Sources in Your Paper?*
You’ve likely reviewed the Library’s plagiarism tutorial. Would you like to learn more about using source-materials effectively and ethically in your writing? This 50 minute workshop covers integrating sources within paragraphs, clearly attributing that which you quote and paraphrase, and finding resources for help with particular citation styles.

  • Gain an awareness of approaches to effectively and ethically use source-materials in academic writing;
  • Learn strategies to attribute materials that clearly you might be quoting or paraphrasing;
  • Gain understanding of alternatives for integrating source materials within paragraphs;
  • Be able to find resources for using a variety of citation styles.

Welcome to Writing @ University!*
This 50 minute workshop offers you to be able to get a head start about what’s expected for successful academic writing. Learn about resources to plan your assignment, create sound arguments, organize your ideas, edit your own writing more effectively–and find more help when it’s needed.

  • Gain an understanding of the expectations for successful writing that is academic
  • Read about the process of writing from planning, through argument development, organization and drafting, all of the real way to self-editing;
  • Be encouraged to determine writing that is good;
  • Be introduced to resources that are additional give you support in your writing at university.

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