These workshops are intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate student writers. We also offer writing workshops for undergraduate students.

How to Register and Attend


All of our workshops are offered online via WebEx. Download each workshop's WebEx calendar file upon registration and simply click on the link in your calendar the day of the workshop. We've created two videos to demonstrate how to add these files to your Mac or PC.

To learn more about WebEx and make the most of our online programming offered through this platform, visit the ICT site as well as our webpage.

A recording of each workshop is available. Just click on the workshop title to expand the page to find the link.

Spring and Summer Workshops

Learn how to organize a thematic literature review using CARS (Create a Research Space) moves in this workshop.

Tuesday June 1, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 20, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (72 mins)

Research, or academic, proposals are an important step when preparing your thesis. Join us for a workshop that deconstructs the purpose and conventions of research proposals.

Wednesday June 2, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Nov. 4, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (78 mins)

Paraphrasing is a complex skillset, requiring that writers skillfully and accurately use their own words to represent the work of another. This session builds on the “Avoiding Plagiarism” workshop by reviewing the key elements of effective paraphrase.

Thursday June 3, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 8, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (72 mins)

Synthesis is a technique for combining two or more ideas from other sources while using your own words. This workshop offers practical insights for writing effective synthesis, and explains why striving for synthesis can help circumvent accidental plagiarism.

Monday June 7, 2021 3-4 pm Register

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 15, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (66 mins)

We will focus on how to organize and develop coherent introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs.

Tuesday June 8, 2021 3-4 pm Register

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Workshop Recording - Sept. 24, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (62 mins)

To create flow, professional writers use a technique called the old-new information technique. Learn how to improve your academic writing using this technique and others during our workshop.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 3-4 pm Register

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 6, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (56 mins)

Review the conventions of scientific writing and learn strategies to help make your writing more clear and concise.

Thursday June 10, 2021 3-4 pm Register

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 28, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (64 mins)

Scholarship proposals ask graduate students to make a case for their research briefly, concisely, and plainly. As a result, these proposals usually require much time and multiple drafts. Learn tips to make the task easier during this workshop.

Monday June 14, 2021 3-4 pm Register

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Workshop Recording - Sept. 30, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (78 mins)

Previous Workshop Recordings

In this workshop, we will learn how and why to avoid plagiarism. We will focus on two key skills: citing and paraphrasing.

Monday Jan. 11, 2021 3-4 pm
Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021 7-8 pm
Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021 7-8 pm

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 1, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (63 mins)

This workshop will discuss tips for organizing and starting your thesis, focusing on the abstract and introduction.

Monday Jan. 18, 2021 3-4 pm
Tuesday Mar. 23, 2021 7-8 pm

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Workshop Recording - Nov. 17, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (70 mins)

This workshop will focus on the second part of your thesis, focusing mainly on the critical discussion section.

Monday Jan. 25, 2021 3-4 pm
Tuesday Mar. 30, 2021 7-8 pm

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Workshop Recording - Nov. 24, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (79 mins)

During this workshop learn how to smoothly work the ideas and findings of others into your papers.

Wednesday Jan 27, 2021 5-6 pm
Wednesday Mar. 3, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 27, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (48 mins)

During this workshop we will focus on how to organize and develop a review and how to express critical comments.

Thursday Jan. 28, 2021 3-4 pm
Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 21, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (64 mins)

During this workshop we will review the elements of an academic argument, distinguish between claims and facts, and engage with counterarguments to help strengthen our stance.

Thursday Feb. 25, 2021 3-4 pm
Wednesday Mar. 24, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Feb. 25, 2021 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (60 mins)

Clear and effective writing is the result of deliberate and thoughtful revision. Learn practical strategies that you can use during the revision process to help you view your writing from a new perspective.

Tuesday Mar. 2, 2021 7-8 pm
Wednesday Mar. 17, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Nov. 19, 2020 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (67 mins)

Student writing is often weakened by punctuation errors. Learn how to recognize your own mistakes and how to correct them.

Thursday Mar. 4, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Mar. 4, 2021 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (61 mins)

When you write, are you ever unsure about whether to use the, a/an, or no article in front of nouns? If so, join our workshop on articles. We will review the basic rules for using English articles and consider some exceptions to these rules.

Thursday Mar. 11, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Mar. 11, 2021 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (63 mins)

Learn revision strategies to make your writing more clear, plain, and concise.

Monday Mar. 15, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Mar. 15, 2021 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (59 mins)

Are you ever confused about what verb tenses you should be using in your academic writing? If so, this workshop is for you. We will discuss the most common verb tenses used in academic writing and the conventions for their use.

Thursday Mar. 18, 2021 3-4 pm

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Workshop Recording - Mar. 18, 2021 by Graduate Writing Specialist Jill McMillan (48 mins)

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