It is a listing of all writing workshops offered by the Student Learning Commons.

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

Our most workshops that are popularbased on recent attendance and faculty requests for course integrated workshops) are indicated with an asterisk.

Note : Are you a program or professor leader thinking about requesting a writing workshop for the course or group? Fill in our survey to put your request. With sufficient notice, you can easily request any of the workshops below or a combination of topics customized to fulfill 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 an understanding of strategies and skills that support successful academic writing;
  • Be encouraged to make inquiries to demystify expectations around academic writing;
  • Reconnect with writing best practices;
  • Learn how to locate support throughout the writing process.

Academic Writing Q&A. or Top items to Realize about Academic Writing
this session that is 50-minute the very best 5 things most useful to learn about academic writing. The remainder session is aimed at answering your burning questions (in spite of how basic or complex) about academic writing and writing into the disciplines. You’ll take some answers away, including where to find more help review when you need it!

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

Analyze This! From Summary to Critical Writing*
Have you been asked to publish a critical analysis but are not sure how to overcome it? Each discipline has its own own requirements, many common strategies will help. This workshop starts with a refresher about effective reading and summarizing, then shows you how to hire critical questions to help you transition from summary to analysis.

  • Gain an understanding of common strategies for approaching critical analysis which are transferable across disciplines;
  • Learn how to differentiate between summarizing, paraphrasing, and critical analysis and understand the worth of each in academic writing;
  • Understand how critical questions can be used to transition from summary to analysis.

Hot methods for Revising*
Congratulations–you’ve drafted your paper! What’s next? This workshop overviews a technique of revising concerns that are higher-order then taking a look at the finer details of your piece. You will also find out 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 concentrate on higher order concerns first;
  • Gain insight into common forms of writing errors and learn how to spot them in your writing.

How exactly to Argue Academically*
Effective argumentation is a core requirement of many writing assignments across the disciplines. Yet students are often unsure simple tips to write an obvious and compelling academic argument. It isn’t exactly like arguing along with your partner or your mother and father! In this 50-minute session, learn the particular rules governing academic argument in addition to methods for developing and defending an excellent argument in your written assignments.

  • Gain insight into the components of a powerful argument that is academic
  • Learn to develop an academic argument;
  • Understand the requirement to protect an academic argument with 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 particular set of characteristics, and you will learn what those characteristics are in an effort to strengthen your writing! In this workshop, find out more effective how to begin your paragraphs, create better flow, and prevent common paragraph errors. Strengthening your paragraphs also helps you to provide an overall sense of organization in your writing and ensure that your arguments are unmistakeable and well-supported.

  • Gain an understanding associated with the characteristics shared by clear, well-developed paragraphs;
  • Read about the connection between strong paragraphs and overall flow, clarity, and argumentation;
  • Comprehend the role of paragraphs since the « building blocks » of academic writing;
  • Manage to draft and revise paragraphs more effectively for clarity.

Structuring Ideas Through Grammar
enhance your writing by learning how different grammatical choices can help you present and build your ideas. Students ought to bring copy of a paper they’ve been currently working on to apply the ways to their own writing.

Uncluttering your Prose
« Too wordy. Redundant. Be concise. » If you’ve ever received these kinds of comments on the papers–or in the event that you only want to bring your style to the level–this that is next is for you personally! Learn techniques you can easily use right away that will help you pare your prose and write with greater clarity, succinctness, and power.

  • Gain a knowledge of concise writing;
  • Learn practical techniques for revising your own writing, with a particular increased exposure of concision;
  • Make connections between clarity and concision in your writing.

Using Sources in Your Paper?*
You’ve likely reviewed the Library’s plagiarism tutorial. Do you need 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 resources that are finding help with particular citation styles.

  • Gain an understanding of ways to effectively and ethically use source-materials in academic writing;
  • Learn strategies to clearly attribute materials that you will be quoting or paraphrasing;
  • Gain insight into alternatives for integrating source materials within paragraphs;
  • Manage to find resources for using a range of citation styles.

Thank you for visiting Writing @ University!*
This 50 minute workshop gives you the opportunity to get a head start about what’s expected for successful academic writing. Read about resources to plan your assignment, create sound arguments, organize your ideas, edit your writing that is own more find more help when you need it.

  • Gain an understanding associated with 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 establish good writing habits;
  • Be introduced to additional resources to support you in your writing at university.


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