Writing Plus, Fall Workshops, 2015
Essay Writing from Start to Finish: Improve your writing—improve your GPA! Find out how in these step-by-step workshops.
50-minute workshops, Tuesday afternoons
Northrop Frye Hall, Room 119, Victoria College
Understanding the Assignment - Making sense of essay topics – getting on the right track from the start Sep 15 4:10
Finding Scholarly Sources - Strategies for finding and identifying the most useful research sources Sep 22 4:10
Developing your Thesis - How to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!) Sep 29 4:10
Organizing your Essay - Building coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence Oct 6 4:10
Using Sources - Using summary, quotation, and paraphrase correctly and effectively Oct 13 4:10
Revising your Essay - Improve your editing and proofreading skills Oct 20 4:10
60-minute workshops, Saturday mornings
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Drop-in Support will be available at 1:00. Bring along your paper and questions.
Understanding the Assignment - Making sense of essay topics – getting on the right track from the start Sep 26 9:30
Finding Scholarly Sources - Strategies for finding and identifying the most useful research sources Sep 26 10:45
Developing your Thesis - How to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!) Sep 26 12:00
Organizing your Essay - Building coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence Oct 3 9:30
Using Sources - Using summary, quotation, and paraphrase correctly and effectively Oct 3 10:45
Revising your Essay - Improve your editing and proofreading skills Oct 3 12:00

 

Essential Skills: Take control of your U of T experience by mastering these fundamentals of student success.
60-minute workshops, Saturday mornings
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Survival Skills - Resources and strategies for making the most of your U of T experience Sep 19 9:30
Critical Reading and Thinking - How to get the most out of your textbooks and research sources Sep 19 10:45
Note-Taking - Tips on taking notes: recording a lecture’s important points without overloading your page Sep 19 12:00
Making Your Sentences Flow - Ways to construct sentences so your ideas unfold coherently and clearly Oct 17 9:30
Writing Well Under Pressure - Learn how to use your time effectively and efficiently to write better assignments and get better marks Oct 17 10:45
Memory and Concentration - Timetested ways of studying effectively and remembering what you’ve learned Oct 17 12:00

 

Beyond the Standard Essay: In-depth workshops on writing in the disciplines and various specialized assignments.
60-minute workshops, Saturday morning
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Writing in the Sciences - How to maximize success in science essays and lab reports for BIO, CHM, PHY, etc. Oct 24 9:30
Oral Presentations - Preparing, rehearsing, and delivering successful seminar talks (and avoiding anxiety!) Oct 24 10:45
Critiques and Literature Reviews - How to think and write critically about articles and books in assignments of all kinds Oct 24 12:00

 

Exam Prep Essentials: Learn to study efficiently and effectively, and take your exams with confidence!
60-minute workshops, Saturday morning
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Writing through Stress - Learn strategies that will help you turn stress to your advantage and boost your performance Nov 14 9:30
Preparing for Multiple Choice Exams - Understanding multiple-choice questions, preparing for and managing the exam Nov 14 10:45
Preparing for Essay Exams - Techniques for making the most of your knowledge when writing under pressure Nov 14 12:00
 

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