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UNDERGRADUATE

Workshops are held at the Queen’s Learning Commons in Stauffer Library – registration recommended (see link below):

How to Improve Your Essays in Second Term

Are you looking for ways to respond to the feedback you received on your essays in the Fall term? At this workshop, you will learn practical strategies that you can use to strengthen your papers’ argument, organization, and “flow.” This workshop is offered twice:

Thursday, January 23, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Make Your Writing Stand Out:  Effective Grammar and Style

Grammatical concepts and elements of writing style make up a tool kit that you can draw from to convey your ideas more clearly and forcefully in any writing project.  Come to this workshop to learn techniques that will help you to avoid the most common stylistic and grammatical pitfalls and make your writing stand out.  This workshop is offered once:

Wednesday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Technical Writing: Clear and Concise Communications

At this workshop, you will learn practical strategies for planning, structuring, and revising that you can apply to any technical writing project – from brief communications to lengthy reports and proposals.  This session, which is open to students of all levels and disciplines, will provide you with skills you can use as a student and in your future workplace. This workshop is offered once:

Tuesday, March 4, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Writing an Honours Thesis in the Sciences

This workshop will focus particularly on formatting (with special attention on the abstract, introduction and literature review, and the discussion) and style. To register, please contact Lori Vos at vosl@queensu.ca.

This workshop will be offered twice:

Wednesday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Tuesday, March 18, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Perfectionism in Writing (co-presented with Learning Strategies)

As a student, you wish to produce quality writing, but sometimes perfectionism can stop you from being creative, working to your schedule, or getting the task done by the deadline.  This workshop will provide strategies to help you harness your creativity and overcome perfectionism when writing. This workshop is offered once:

Tuesday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Stauffer Library 121

Click here to register for Undergraduate workshops

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GRADUATE

 

Expanding Horizons: Revising Graduate-Level Writing
Wednesday, January 22, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Gordon 325A (Career Services)
Register here

Dissertation Boot Camp
Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21
Douglas Library

Registration information will be available at http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/dissertation-bootcamp.

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STAFF

 

Human Resources: Business Writing Essentials

Tuesday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mac-Corry B176 (Faculty and Staff Learning Facilities)

Click here to register for Staff workshops: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/apps/training/

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CLASS-SPECIFIC

 

Film 110
Thursday, February 27, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Location TBA

Friday, February 28, 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Location TBA

Friday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Location TBA

Sociology 122
Wednesday, January 29, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Nicol 321

Thursday, January 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Nicol 321

Music 470
Monday, February 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Graham George Seminar Room, Jordan Music Library

Civil 460
Tuesday, February 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Commerce 104
Thursday, March 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Goodes 118

Thursday, March 6, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Goodes 118

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 REQUEST A WORKSHOP

The Writing Centre offers workshops tailored to individual group needs. Please note that the Writing Centre requires at least two weeks’ notice to tailor a workshop to your group. Click here to Request a Workshop.