Workshops
Watch for opportunities to improve your research and writing skills with workshops from the Academic Learning Centre and the Libraries. The services and workshops at these departments are free, and the skills you learn will help you throughout your university career and beyond!

WRITING WORKSHOPS | STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS | WORKSHOPS FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS | ONLINE WORKSHOPS


The following workshops are from 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM, unless stated otherwise. To register, please click on the titles below:

WRITING WORKSHOPS

Writing Academic Papers
January 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Room 406 Tier

Learn how to write papers for for university courses. Topics covered include: understanding assignments, establishing a writing focus, finding sources, and referencing.


WRITING SERIES

All workshops on Mondays , 2:30 - 3:20, in 406 Tier

Paraphrasing and Summarizing
October 3
Learn how to use your own words to convey effectively, without plagiarizing, the research, data, ideas and theories of other writings.

Organizing Your Paper
October 17

Learn how to develop a focused and useful thesis statement as well as strategies for organizing your paper effectively

APA & MLA Essentials
October 24

Learn the basics of APA and MLA citation styles--and the differences between the two!

Paraphrasing and Summarizing
October 31

Learn how to use your own words to convey effectively, without plagiarizing, the research, data, ideas and theories of other writings.

Writing a Critical Review
November 7

Learn how to write an academic review or critique, offering practical strategies for summarizing, analyzing and evaluating a book, article, or other text.

APA & MLA Essentials
November 21

Learn the basics of APA and MLA citation styles--and the differences between the two! Learn how to write papers for University courses. Topics covered include: writing assignments, establishing a writing focus, finding sources, and referencing.


STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

All workshops are Friday 2:30 - 3: 30 in 206 Tier

Manage Your Study Time
September 16, 2016
Learn best practices for managing your time to enable more -- and more productive -- daily studying.

Learning Strategies for High-Content Courses
September 23, 2016
Discover effective strategies for courses, such as Biology, Psychology, and Anthropology, that require learning large amounts of information.

Preparing for Midterms
September 30, 2016
Learn strategies for writing and preparing for multiple choice and essay exams.

Reassess Your Learning Strategies
October 28, 2016
Discover ways to adjust and improve your learning/studying strategies after midterms.

Manage Your Study Time
November 4, 2016
Learn best practices for managing your time to enable more -- and more productive -- daily studying.

Learning Strategies for High-Content Courses
November 18, 2016
Discover effective strategies for courses, such as Biology, Psychology, and Anthropology, that require learning large amounts of information.

Multiple-Choice Test Strategies
November 25, 2016

Learn proven strategies for writing and preparing for multiple-choice tests and exams.

Preparing for Final Exams
December 2, 2016

Discover how to organize your materials and time in order to prepare effectively for final exams.


WORKSHOPS FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS

All students welcome, but this series was designed for EAL learners.
This series is on Mondays in 406 Tier. Times vary.

Reading Academic Texts
September 19, 2016: 2:30 - 4:30 (2 hours)
This workshop covers academic reading comprehension skills, such as previewing text, finding main ideas, and identifying and understanding basic organizational text structures in textbooks and journal articles.

Effective Academic Writing
September 26, 2016: 2:30 - 3:30
(1 hour)
This workshop focuses on writing clear sentences and using appropriate academic writing style.

Tackling Difficult Vocabulary
November 14, 2016
2:30 - 3:30 (1 hour)
Learn how to decode difficult vocabulary in academic texts. We will consider context clues, roots, and prefixes and suffixes.

Writing in a Second Language
November 21, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 (1 hour)
We will cover tricky grammar points such as article use, types of verbs and verb tenses, and basic sentence patterns.

Building Academic Vocabulary
November 28, 2106 3:00 - 4:30 (90 minutes)
The topics for this workshop are basic vocabulary acquisition principles, building a strong academic lexicon and corresponding digital tools.


ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Click on the icons below to activate the online tutorials.OR Click on the icons below to access a PDF of the PowerPoint slides.

Taking Class Notes

Reading Textbooks

Organizing Your Time Effectively

Writing Multiple Choice Tests

Writing an Academic Paper

Reading Journal Articles

The Academic Learning Centre (ALC) presents free workshops at various times throughout the year. Study skills and writing support can be accessed at any time by clicking on "links" or "handouts" on the left menu. Alternatively, if you would like to learn about any of the workshop topics, please feel free to set up an individual appointment with a tutor at the ALC.

August 29, 2016