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For workshops held at the Queen’s Learning Commons in Stauffer Library, registration is recommended; however, we encourage interested students to drop by the workshop, as last-minutes spots can open up. Scroll down for link to the QLC registration page:

How to Write Your First University Essay

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. at Dupuis Auditorium
Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Dunning Auditorium

This workshop is offered twice:
Are you nervous about writing your first university essay? This workshop will help you get started by explaining how you can meet the expectations of your professors and TAs. At this session, you will learn proven strategies for planning your essay, developing a solid thesis, as well as organizing and expressing your ideas. You’ll leave the workshop with a solid understanding of the requirements of university-level writing and techniques that you can apply to writing assignments throughout your time at Queen’s.

Effective Writing for First-Year Science Students

Monday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. – 8: 20 p.m. – Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

Writing well in the Sciences is essential, and this workshop will show you how to produce the clear, concise, critically reasoned and carefully structured work that your professors will expect from you.

Avoiding Accidental Plagiarism

Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. – Stauffer Library 121

It can happen to anyone, but the costs can be high, so don’t miss this workshop on how to ensure that your work is correctly referenced, well supported and carefully cited.

Avoiding the Five Most Common Student Writing Errors

Thursday, February 26, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. – Stauffer Library 121

In this workshop you will learn what the five most common errors are, how to identify them in your own work and how to fix them. Just getting rid of these grammar glitches will really improve your writing, and your instructors will notice.




Expanding Horizons: How to Write a Literature Review

Thursday, November 5, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dunning Hall, Room 11

Expanding Horizons: Revising Academic Writing

Wednesday, November 11, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m

Gordon Hall, Room 325A

Click here to register for graduate workshops




Human Resources: Business Writing Essentials

Friday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mac-Corry B176

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



History 316: Writing and Editing the Research Paper

Monday, September 28, January 20, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ontario Hall,  206

Mining Engineering:

Wednesday, September 30, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
BioSciences 102 (To be confirmed)

Mechanical Engineering:

Friday, October 2, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walter Light Hall Auditorium

Faculty of Education: Teaching Grammar

Monday, October 5, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Location TBA

Geography 229: Writing a Critical Review

Wednesday, October 7, 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
KHS 106

RELS 201: The Research Essay

Monday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location TBA

Politics 100: The Critical Paper

Tuesday, October 20, 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. (Location TBA)

Wednesday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. (Location TBA)

Research Methods for Religious Studies: The Critiquing Ritual Paper

Thursday October 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 p.m.
Dunning Hall, Room 10

English 100: Essential Basics in Grammar

Wednesday November 4, Thursday November 5, and Friday November 6

Tutorial Classes each held at Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

Global Development Studies:  The Research Essay

Thursday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Biosciences Auditorium

Global Development Studies:  The Research Essay

Thursday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Biosciences Auditorium

Music 103:  The Research Essay

Thursday, November 12, 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Harrison LeCaine Hall, Room 124

Global Development Studies:  The Research Essay

Tuesday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Mac Correy B201




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.