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What is EAL Graduate Writing Camp?

This intensive four-day (Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) program is designed to help graduate students who have English as an additional language develop their critical reading, writing and grammatical skills in order to help them edit their own work faster and more effectively. This camp is normally offered in the spring semester and accommodates 20-25 students per program.

The camp includes five workshops, independent writing time in a quiet work space, appointments with Writing and EAL Specialists, and peer-editing of your written work.  

Is EAL Graduate Writing Camp for you?

  • Are you a graduate student working on a dissertation, major paper or proposal?
  • Is writing in the English language a struggle for you?
  • Would you like long-term editing strategies to help you write more clearly and more quickly?

If you answered yes to these questions, then this camp is for you!

When will the next EAL Graduate Writing Camp be offered?

June 26-29, 2017

*Please note: participants are expected to attend all 4 days of the program.

 What can you expect as a participant?

  • 7 hours of workshops on the following topics:
    • Basic grammar and sentence structure
    • Sentence structure errors and advanced grammar
    • Developing logic, style, and argument (sentences and paragraphs)
    • Critical reading and paraphrasing strategies
    • Integrating sources (language for quoting and paraphrasing)  
  • 6.5 hours of peer-editing time, during which you and a peer will practice your editing skills and discuss how to find and correct errors in your writing
  • 9.5 hours of independent writing time, during which you will practice your self-editing skills and meet individually with a Writing or EAL Specialist
  • 4 hours of discussions and reflections, during which you will explore challenges and solutions in small groups made up of graduate students from your program, department or college

How are participants selected?

This program accepts applications from graduate students with English as an additional language (EAL) who:

  • Are currently in the process of writing their proposal, major research paper, or dissertation
  • Are willing and able to attend the full four-day camp
  • Provide a 200-word academic writing sample in advance of the camp 

How do I apply?

  • Apply below. Please apply only to the first day of the camp (Monday, June 26). Your application to the first day automatically applies to all 4 days.
Date:
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
Categories:
EAL/ESL, Graduate
Registration (23 seats left)
Registration is required for this event.

* Required Field

Full Name *
Eligibility: Are you a graduate student, postgraduate student, or visiting scholar/professor at the University of Guelph? *
Eligibility: Are you a graduate student, postgraduate student, or visiting scholar/professor at the University of Guelph? *
Eligibility: Is English your second or additional language? *
Eligibility: Is English your second or additional language? *
If you answered "No" to either of the above questions, you are NOT eligible for EAL Graduate Writing Camp. You may exit this application form now. If you have questions about your eligibility, exit the form and email lib.eal@uoguelph.ca. *
If you answered "No" to either of the above questions, you are NOT eligible for EAL Graduate Writing Camp. You may exit this application form now. If you have questions about your eligibility, exit the form and email lib.eal@uoguelph.ca. *
Program Grad Level (required) *
Program Grad Level (required) *
If accepted, will you be able to attend all four days of the camp? *
If accepted, will you be able to attend all four days of the camp? *
If accepted, will you submit a 200-word academic writing sample in advance of the camp? *
If accepted, will you submit a 200-word academic writing sample in advance of the camp? *
How did you hear about this program? *
How did you hear about this program? *
Clicking "Register" will submit your application to this program. You will be contacted to let you know whether you have been accepted. Please recheck the email address that you entered above to confirm that it is correct. *
Clicking "Register" will submit your application to this program. You will be contacted to let you know whether you have been accepted. Please recheck the email address that you entered above to confirm that it is correct. *