Writing Plus, Fall Workshops, 2020

All workshops in 2019-20 are online. To attend a workshop, self-enrol in Writing Plus on Quercus at uoft.me/writingplus. Click on Bb Collaborate in the left menu to find your workshop.
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
Understanding the AssignmentMaking sense of essay topics – getting on the right track from the start Sep 15 4:10
Finding Scholarly SourcesStrategies for finding and identifying the most useful research sources Sep 22 4:10
Developing your ThesisHow to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!) Sep 29 4:10
Organizing your EssayBuilding coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence Oct 6 4:10
Using SourcesUsing summary, quotation, and paraphrase correctly and effectively Oct 13 4:10
Revising your EssayImprove your editing and proofreading skills Oct 20 4:10
60-minute workshops, Saturday mornings
Understanding the AssignmentMaking sense of essay topics – getting on the right track from the start Sep 19 9:30
Finding Scholarly SourcesStrategies for finding and identifying the most useful research sources Sep 19 10:45
Developing your ThesisHow to write clear, focused, forceful thesis statements (and how not to!) Sep 19 12:00
Organizing your EssayBuilding coherent, connected arguments using reasoning and evidence Sep 26 9:30
Using SourcesUsing summary, quotation, and paraphrase correctly and effectively Sep 26 10:45
Revising your EssayImprove your editing and proofreading skills Sep 26 12:00
Essential Skills: Take control of your U of T experience by mastering these fundamentals of student success.
60-minute workshops, Saturday mornings
Survival SkillsResources and strategies for making the most of your U of T experience Sep 12 9:30
Critical Reading and ThinkingHow to get the most out of your textbooks and research sources Sep 12 10:45
Note-TakingTips on taking notes: recording a lecture’s important points without overloading your page Sep 12 12:00
Making Your Sentences FlowWays to construct sentences so your ideas unfold coherently and clearly Oct 3 9:30
Writing Well Under PressureLearn how to use your time effectively and efficiently to write better assignments and get better marks Oct 3 10:45
Memory and ConcentrationTimetested ways of studying effectively and remembering what you’ve learned Oct 3 12:00
Practical Grammar: Learn the essentials of grammar to write more polished and effective prose.
60-minute workshops, Saturday morning
Writing Grammatical SentencesHow to write clearer, more varied, and more sophisticated sentences Oct 17 9:30
Editing for GrammarHow to address common issues such as subject-verb agreement, verb tense, and word choice Oct 17 10:45
Making Punctuation Work for YouTake advantage of commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, and parentheses Oct 17 12:00
Exam Prep Essentials: Learn to study efficiently and effectively, and take your exams with confidence!
50-minute workshops, Tuesday afternoons
Writing through StressLearn strategies that will help you turn stress to your advantage and boost your performance Nov 17 4:10
Preparing for Multiple Choice ExamsUnderstanding multiple-choice questions, preparing for and managing the exam Nov 24 4:10
Preparing for Essay ExamsTechniques for making the most of your knowledge when writing under pressure Dec 1 4:10