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CWSC MONTHLY | October 6, 2021

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) is an educational support unit at UBC Vancouver. The CWSC draws on evidence-based research to design and deliver writing-focused programming for all community members.

WRITING CONSULTATIONS

Undergraduate Consultations | Graduate Consultations
Two formats of online consultation are available: In Person and Written Feedback. All students at UBC are invited to sign up for a peer-to-peer conversation about their writing. In Person Writing Consultations take place in the Writing Room on the third floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall). We ask you to appear at the Writing Room no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.

In Person Writing Consultation

September 13th, 2021 – April 14th, 2022
Monday – Friday:

10am – 6pm PT

Written Feedback Writing Consultation

September 13th, 2021 – April 14th, 2022
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

10am – 4pm PT

Postdoctoral Fellows | Faculty and Staff
Patty Kelly, Program Manager, who holds a doctorate in Writing and Discourse Studies, is available for one-on-one writing consultations with postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff.

WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

Undergraduate & Master's

Citing to Communicate: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

This workshop aims to demystify the who, what, when, where, and why of citational practices. No matter the citation style they are being asked to engage with, participants will come away from this workshop with a greater understanding of the purpose behind citation, as well as a pragmatic conception of how to apply that understanding in their own academic writing. The workshop is designed for undergraduate and master’s students at any level.

CGS-Master's Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

This workshop is designed for undergraduate and master’s students applying for funding from the Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS-M) Program. Drawing on evidence-based research about successful grant proposals, facilitators discuss particular elements of this written academic genre: audience, purpose, knowledge gap, competence claim, structure, style, and more.

Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT

In both the classroom and the workplace, the ability to communicate professionally is a valuable skill. This is especially true today, when so many of our interactions take place digitally through print and video. This workshop applies empirical research on “real-world” classroom and workplace scenarios to teach participants how to make informed decisions about their communicative choices and represent themselves in an appropriate, professional manner.

IN FOCUS

The CWSC works with 14 graduate students from across the disciplines. This month we are introducing two of the peer Writing Consultants, Tori and Philip:

Tori

Tori is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. She received her bachelor’s in History and master’s degrees in Social Sciences. As an aspiring sociologist, her research interests include queer theory, gender relations, and qualitative methodology. More..

Philip

Philip is a master’s student in the Department of English. With an Honours BA in English Literature and Rhetoric, he is highly interested in structures of prose and successfully persuasive writing in all genres. His passions include Shakespeare, more...

To learn more about all of the workshops on offer, visit our website.

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Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

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