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English Language Workshop Series: Everyday Writing (6 sessions) In-Person

What is the English Language Workshop Series: Everyday Writing?

This five-part program provides support in academic written communication for graduate-level students who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). This program provides students an opportunity to improve their writing in typical academic and professional scenarios. The scenarios include:

  • Writing emails to professors and/or advisors
  • Providing written feedback to students as TAs
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Writing abstracts for academic audiences
  • Writing cover letters to potential employers

This program is divided into five workshops that run over three weeks. Each workshop is two hours in length. This program is offered only in the Fall semester.

Are these workshops for you?

  • Are you a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or visiting scholar who speaks English as an Additional Language?
  • Would you like to develop your confidence and skills in academic writing?
  • Would you like a safe place to practice and develop writing strategies for a variety of academic contexts?

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

What can you expect as a participant?

  • Participants will engage in discussions around the challenges and strategies for successfully writing emails to advisors and professors; feedback to students (as TAs); paraphrases; abstracts; and cover letters.
  • Participants will engage in practice activities that will allow them to learn and practice written communication skills and strategies as they apply to these academic and professional scenarios.
  • Students will brainstorm and develop language and vocabulary that can be used in these writing tasks.

Who can attend?

This program accepts registrations from UofG graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or visiting scholars who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). We encourage students to attend all sessions of this program if they are able. 

How do I apply?

Complete the registration form. Note: When you submit this form, you are registering for all workshops in this series. 

Location: McLaughlin Library Room 384.

Questions? Email writing@uoguelph.ca.

Thursday, November 16, 2023
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library 384
McLaughlin Library
  EAL/ESL     Graduate     Writing  

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.