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WHAT’S A WRITING PRESENTATION/WORKSHOP? A writing workshop/presentation provides a clear, focused, concrete, and expert explanation of the academic writing process for your students, ensuring they have a better sense of how to write a good paper. We’ve been doing this successfully for over twenty-five years at Queen’s, with undergraduates, graduate students, and staff.


In requesting a writing workshop/presentation, you have a number of options to choose from:

WHO WILL DELIVER THE WORKSHOP/PRESENTATION?  One of our expert academic writing staff, talking to students in your class, tutorial or student group, for either 50 minutes or 100 minutes, depending on your class’s schedule.

WHEN: Whenever you book it for your class or group, depending on the presenter’s availability. We do require two weeks’ notice from the time you submit your request form (below).

WHERE: Typically, writing workshop/presentations can be delivered in your classroom, during one of your scheduled class or tutorial times.  If you are a student requesting a workshop for a group of your peers, you will need to book space for the workshop; Speaker’s Corner or Stauffer 121 in Stauffer Library are good options and can be booked through the Stauffer Library front desk.

WHY: Feedback from years of workshop delivery tells us that students feel they benefit significantly from our direct, concrete, and eye-friendly workshop presentations. These events do much to take anxiety and mystery out of the experience of writing in an academic context. We know too that the better a student’s work is, the easier it is to evaluate, so the 50 or 100 minutes of class time that a workshop presentation takes is a good investment in marking time saved later!

HOW: So easy! Just click here, complete all the information we need to prepare and deliver your workshop, and submit. The Workshop Coordinator will contact you with confirmation of the workshops date, location, time, and to go over any additional details.

Examples of past workshops

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.


1. Writing in ART448 – The Artist’s Statement

Thursday, January 1, 6:30 pm      Ontario Hall Room 207

2. Writing in GEOL543 -  Honours Thesis

Friday, January 13, 2:30 pm       Miller Hall Room 210

3. Writing in SOCY122 – Introduction to Sociology

22 workshops between January 16 – 19      Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

25. Writing in MIR850 -  Organizational Theory and Design

Wednesday, January 26, 10:30 am      Robert Sutherland Hall Room 145

26. Writing in KNPE167 - Dimensions of sport and physical activity

Friday, February 3, 10:30 am      Dupuis Auditorium

27. Turn It Around: Writing in POLS212 - Canadian Politics

Friday, February 3,  3:30 pm       Humphrey Auditorium

28. Writing in HLTH 331 - Advanced Human Nutrition

Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 pm   KINE Room 100

29. Writing in PHYS250 - Foundations of Experimental Physics

Friday, February 17, 2:30 pm    Stirling Hall Room 405

30. Writing in RELS355 - Research Methods in Religious Studies

Tuesday, February 28, 2:30 pm        Kingston Hall, Room 304

31. Writing in CHEM321/ENCH321 - Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00 pm      Chernoff Hall, Room 211

32. Writing in Chemistry at the Graduate Level

Friday, April 7, 1:30 pm      Chernoff Hall, Room 415