Writing Plus, Fall Workshops, 2017

Essay Writing from Start to Finish: Improve your writing—improve your GPA! Find out how in these step-by-step workshops.
50-minute workshops, Tuesday afternoons
Northrop Frye Hall, Room 119, Victoria College
Understanding the AssignmentMaking sense of essay topics – getting on the right track from the start Sep 12 4:10
Finding Scholarly SourcesStrategies for finding and identifying the most useful research sources Sep 19 4:10
Developing your ThesisHow to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!) Sep 26 4:10
Organizing your EssayBuilding coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence Oct 3 4:10
Using SourcesUsing summary, quotation, and paraphrase correctly and effectively Oct 10 4:10
Revising your EssayImprove your editing and proofreading skills Oct 17 4:10
60-minute workshops, Saturday mornings
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Understanding the AssignmentMaking sense of essay topics – getting on the right track from the start Sep 16 9:30
Finding Scholarly SourcesStrategies for finding and identifying the most useful research sources Sep 16 10:45
Developing your ThesisHow to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!) Sep 16 12:00
Organizing your EssayBuilding coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence Sep 23 9:30
Using SourcesUsing summary, quotation, and paraphrase correctly and effectively Sep 23 10:45
Revising your EssayImprove your editing and proofreading skills Sep 23 12:00
Essential Skills: Take control of your U of T experience by mastering these fundamentals of student success.
60-minute workshops, Saturday mornings
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Survival SkillsResources and strategies for making the most of your U of T experience Sep 9 9:30
Critical Reading and ThinkingHow to get the most out of your textbooks and research sources Sep 9 10:45
Note-TakingTips on taking notes: recording a lecture’s important points without overloading your page Sep 9 12:00
Making Your Sentences FlowWays to construct sentences so your ideas unfold coherently and clearly Sep 30 9:30
Writing Well Under PressureLearn how to use your time effectively and efficiently to write better assignments and get better marks Sep 30 10:45
Memory and ConcentrationTimetested ways of studying effectively and remembering what you’ve learned Sep 30 12:00
Practical Grammar: Learn the essentials of grammar to write more polished and effective prose.
60-minute workshops, Saturday morning
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Writing Grammatical SentencesHow to write clearer, more varied, and more sophisticated sentences Oct 14 9:30
Editing for GrammarHow to address common issues such as subject-verb agreement, verb tense, and word choice Oct 14 10:45
Making Punctuation Work for YouTake advantage of commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, and parentheses Oct 14 12:00
Exam Prep Essentials: Learn to study efficiently and effectively, and take your exams with confidence!
60-minute workshops, Saturday morning
Woodsworth College, Room 120
Writing through StressLearn strategies that will help you turn stress to your advantage and boost your performance Oct 28 9:30
Preparing for Multiple Choice ExamsUnderstanding multiple-choice questions, preparing for and managing the exam Oct 28 10:45
Preparing for Essay ExamsTechniques for making the most of your knowledge when writing under pressure Oct 28 12:00