Workshops Overview

The University Learning Centre offers workshops regularly. These workshops - led by faculty, staff and Peer Mentors - can help you to improve a variety of academic skills, from general study tips to graduate thesis writing.  

Check back to this page often for updates on upcoming workshops!

Instructors and faculty may also be interested in teaching workshops run by The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.

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If you experience difficulties registering for an event, please contact the ULC

Nov
Tue
25

Concise, Precise, and Persuasive

Writing Workshop with Jasmine Liska
12:30 PM to 1:50 PM

MURRAY G3

Persuasive writing relies not only on good ideas and logical organization, but also on the concision and precision with which those ideas are expressed.  In this workshop, we'll cover some common pitfalls to avoid and look at ways to make your writing clearer and more persuasive.
Nov
Wed
26

How to use the Research Paper Planner Tool

Library Skills Workshop with Blake B. & Sharon C. & Yiwen L. & Maria M.
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Want to impress your profs with reliable and scholarly sources?  Have you ever heard of the Research Paper Planner? This tool allows students to enter the due date of their research assignment and receive recommended steps to complete the paper, within a specified time frame.  
This hands-on  workshop will be led by Library Skills Peer Mentors Blake, Maria, Yiwen, and Sharon. If you have a laptop, bring it along.  Don't have one?  We will bring some along as well.
Nov
Wed
26

Writing University Exams

Study Skills Workshop with Anika M., Peer Mentor, PAL Program
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Join Study Skills Peer Mentor Anika in this workshop to learn some tips and strategies to prepare for and write university exams.
Nov
Wed
26

Grad School Applications: Essential Tips

Grad Help Workshop with Cathy Q., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY 102

Applying to grad programs can feel like a full-time job. Join Grad Help Peer Mentor, Cathy, for a discussion on how to ease this process with some helpful tips. All students are welcome but this might be of most interest to those applying to a master's program in the near future.
Nov
Wed
26

Common Errors in Essay Writing

Writing Workshop with Shakti Brazier-Tompkins, English, Arts & Science
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

MURRAY 102

This workshop addresses some of the most common substantive and punctuation problems encountered in essay-writing.
Nov
Thu
27

Structure and Organization, with a Focus on the Literature Review

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

Many types of writing (e.g., the scientific thesis or article) are highly formulaic -- they follow a rigid, prescribed structure.  But how does one organize an extended piece of writing where the structure is not prescribed?  This session will consider the "literature review," a prescribed component of most academic writing, where the internal structure of topics, sub-topics, and paragraphs depends on the content and the research questions.
Jan
Fri
23

Thesis and Dissertation Proposals

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

This session will review some of the common features of Master’s thesis and PhD dissertation proposals, and consider some of the differences in approach across disciplines at the University of Saskatchewan.  The focus will be on tailoring the research program description to the internal university audience and to internal approval processes.  For more detailed, discipline-specific advice, students should consult their supervisor or graduate chair.
Feb
Tue
10

The Manuscript-Format Thesis or Dissertation

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

Many departments now permit students to submit a thesis or dissertation that consists of a collection of manuscripts or published papers.  But such theses and dissertations must still meet some common university-wide guidelines.  This session will review those guidelines, to help you transform a pile of manuscripts into a manuscript-format thesis.
Mar
Thu
5

Revision

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

Many of us are afraid to truly revise our work.  We tinker with phrasing but never consider the larger changes that would lead to real improvements.  In this session, we'll work with drafts of graduate-student writing, considering the kinds of changes to sentence and paragraph structure that make a piece of writing clearer and more persuasive.
Mar
Fri
20

Editing and Proofreading

Graduate Writing Workshop with Professor Ron Cooley, Arts & Science
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

ARTS 241

Preparing a thesis or article for submission requires extreme attention to detail. In this session, we'll workshop some samples of student writing, focusing on the steps necessary to turn a good draft into an error-free final text.