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

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

Note : Are you a program or professor leader enthusiastic about requesting a writing workshop for the course or group? Fill in our survey to position your request. With sufficient notice, it is possible to request some of the workshops below or a mixture of topics customized to meet up with 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 writing that is academic
  • Be encouraged to ask questions to demystify expectations around academic writing;
  • Reconnect with writing best practices;
  • Learn where to find support through the entire writing process.

Academic Writing Q&A. or Top what to Realize 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 dedicated to answering your burning questions (in spite of how basic or complex) about academic writing and writing in the disciplines. You’ll take some answers away, including how to locate more help when it's needed!

  • Read about the qualities unique to academic writing as a genre;
  • Have the opportunity to dispel some misunderstandings about academic writing;
  • Feel more confident in what academic writing is and what it's not;
  • Know locations to find more help when it is needed by you.

Analyze This! From Summary to Critical Writing*
Have you been asked to create a analysis that is critical are not sure how to overcome it? Each discipline has its own requirements, many common strategies can really help. This workshop begins with a refresher about effective reading and summarizing, then shows you how to employ critical questions to allow you to transition from summary to analysis.

  • Gain a knowledge of common techniques for approaching analysis that is critical are transferable across disciplines;
  • Figure out how to differentiate between summarizing, paraphrasing, and critical analysis and comprehend the value of each in academic writing;
  • Understand how critical questions can be used to transition from summary to analysis.

Hot Tips for Revising*
Congratulations--you've drafted your paper! What exactly is next? This workshop overviews a technique of revising higher-order concerns, then studying the finer information on your piece. You will also find out about common errors that can trip up even strong writers.

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

How to Argue Academically*
Effective argumentation is a core dependence on many writing assignments across the disciplines. Yet students are often unsure simple tips to write a clear and compelling academic argument. It isn’t the same as arguing together with your partner or your parents! In this 50-minute session, learn the particular rules governing academic argument as well as methods for developing and defending a solid argument in your written assignments.

  • Gain insight into the the different parts of a highly effective argument that is academic
  • Learn how to develop an argument that is academic
  • Understand the requirement to defend 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 certain collection of characteristics, and you may learn what those characteristics are in order to strengthen your writing! In this workshop, learn more effective techniques to begin your paragraphs, create better flow, and steer clear of common paragraph errors. Strengthening your paragraphs also really helps to provide an overall sense of organization in your writing and make certain that your particular arguments are obvious and well-supported.

  • Gain a knowledge associated with the characteristics shared by clear, well-developed paragraphs;
  • Learn about the partnership between strong paragraphs and flow that is overall clarity, and argumentation;
  • Comprehend the role of paragraphs since 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 grammatical choices can allow you to present and develop your ideas. Students are encouraged to bring copy of a paper they've been currently taking care of to apply the processes 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 in the event that you just want to bring your style towards the level--this that is next is for you personally! Learn techniques you can use straight 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 personal 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 want to find out about using source-materials effectively and ethically in your writing? This 50 minute workshop covers integrating sources within paragraphs, clearly attributing everything you quote and paraphrase, and finding resources for assistance with particular citation styles.

  • Gain a knowledge of approaches to effectively and ethically use source-materials in academic writing;
  • Learn strategies to attribute materials that clearly you are quoting or paraphrasing;
  • Gain insight into alternatives for integrating source materials within paragraphs;
  • Be able to find resources for using a selection of citation styles.

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

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