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All-day Paraphrasing Workshop for Graduate Students Thu. Nov 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Graduate Writing

Learn how to express others’ ideas in your own words. In this workshop, you will receive tips on how to paraphrase and practice paraphrasing multiple phrases.

Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Searching Google Scholar and Journal Article Databases Effectively Mon. Nov 19, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Undergraduate Research

Attend this workshop to learn effective search tips for finding scholarly journal articles for your next research project. This workshop is intended for undergraduate students.

Moh I., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Writing a Critical Review Mon. Nov 19, 2018 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM Graduate Writing

We will focus on how to organize and develop a review and how to express critical comments. This workshop is intended for Graduate Students only.

Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Event capacity reached Register (Waiting list)
Exam Study Planning - A Crash Course Tue. Nov 20, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Study Skills

Preparing for final exams can be stressful. Even more so, is having multiple final exams within a short time frame.
Attend this workshop and learn strategies for scheduling your (limited) time, some effective study strategies, and how to maintain a reasonable level of stress before finals begin.

Kayode A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Editing Your Own Work (for undergraduate students) Tue. Nov 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students) Do you rely on friends or family to edit your work? Achieve independence by learning some tips and tricks for how to edit your own work!

Martin W., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Introduction to the BibTex Application with LaTex Tue. Nov 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Grad Research Support

(For Graduate Students) This session will be of special interests to graduate students in the fields such as computer science, physics, and mathematics where LaTex is the preferred writing program. This hands-on session will provide an introduction to BibTex, demonstrate how to build BibTex databases from different resources, how to use JabRef to manage bib files and link bib file to PDF document, and how to cite and create bibliographies in LaTex. We will also introduce how to use the LaTex template for U of S thesis.

Li Zhang, Library MURRAY 161 Event capacity reached Register (Waiting list)
Short Answer, Long Answer, and Essay Exam Questions - A Crash Course Tue. Nov 20, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Study Skills

Exams with heavy writing components can be intimidating for students. Attend this workshop and learn methods to prepare for and write exams with short, long, and essay questions, and strategies for dealing with stress on the exam day.

Brenna T., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Mini-Refresher Grammar Course (Graduate Students only) Tue. Nov 20, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Graduate Writing

Series dates:  Nov. 20, 27 and Dec. 4, 11

Tuesdays - 4:00-6:00 pm (4-weeks). You will be automatically registered in all four sessions. Each of the four sessions in this course will build on the prior week's work.  Attendance for all sessions is mandatory. Intended for graduate students only. 

Are your papers routinely returned to you full of track-changes comments and red type? Are you finding the acronym AWK or the phrase "comma splice" typed or written in the margins? Have you forgotten some of what you learned about English sentences in high school? If you answered YES to these questions, this short course is for you.

Over a series of four consecutive workshops, we will review the basics of English sentence structure, including different types of sentences, methods for connecting clauses and sentences, and rules governing punctuation. Each class builds on the previous class, so attendance throughout is mandatory. The focus will be on common student errors.

Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff MURRAY 145 (CLL) Event capacity reached Register (Waiting list)
How to Write a Strong Thesis Statement Wed. Nov 21, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students) Your thesis statement can make or break your essay. Come to this short workshop to learn how to craft a strong one! This workshop is aimed at undergraduate students. If you cannot attend our workshops, you can request slides and other resources, and/or receive free one-to-one tutoring.

McKelvey K., History, Arts & Science MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Organizing Your Research Using Word References Wed. Nov 21, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Undergraduate Research

Are you swimming in references? Use Word References to get organized. This workshop will help you get started using Word References. This workshop is intended for undergraduate students.

Bukky F., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Final Exams - A Crash Course Wed. Nov 21, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Study Skills

Writing university examinations gives students a chance to share their knowledge of what they’ve learned throughout the term (or year). Writing university exams also poses a sizable challenge for first and upper-year students. Attend this workshop and learn study and exam-writing strategies for multiple choice, long answer, and essay exams.

Lauren B., Student Learning Services MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Write Night! Wed. Nov 21, 2018 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Writing Help

Do you need dedicated time to work on your term papers and writing assignments? Join us for Write Night!

Bring your laptop and your questions to the Murray Library, and we'll provide the tutoring! Apples, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will sustain you. Choose between working in the Writing Centre (Room 142) or in the Collaborative Learning Lab (Room 145).

MURRAY 145 (CLL), MURRAY 142 Register
Dealing with Writing Anxiety (for undergrad students) Thu. Nov 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students only)

Does the idea of academic writing make you feel nervous or overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate because you dislike those feelings? Let a seasoned student give you some practical approaches to breaking down the writing process into manageable pieces. Various online and face-to-face ways to get writing help will be shared. 

Jordana L., Student Learning Services MURRAY G3 Register
Study Strategies for Academic Success Thu. Nov 22, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Study Skills

Studying at the university level can be difficult given the volume of material covered and increasing complexity. None of us are born innately with knowledge of study strategies; study strategies must be learned and developed. Come to this workshop and discover study strategies that are active, strategic, impactful, and help store knowledge gained into long-term memory. 

Lexie L., Peer Mentor, PAL Program MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register
Structuring and Writing Your Thesis: Part Two - Methods, Results and Discussion Thu. Nov 22, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Graduate Writing

This workshop will focus on the second part of your thesis, focusing mainly on the critical discussion section.  This workshop is intended for Graduate Students only, and will be the second part to Nov. 2nd.  There will be a repeat of these sessions on Nov. 29 and Dec. 5th.

Heather McWhinney, Student Learning Services, Staff MURRAY G3 Event capacity reached Register (Waiting list)
Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session - Room 1 Thu. Nov 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Feature Event

Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session offered by Biol 120 Structured Study Session Peer Mentors.  All Biol 120 students are welcome to attend!

Note that the location of the Lab Review Session will be distributed across four rooms in the Arts Building. You need to sign-up and write this Lab Review Session in only one of these four rooms. Please make note of the room you have selected.

Room 1: RM 263, Arts Building

Biol 120 Peer Mentors, Peer Mentor, PAL Program ARTS 263 Register
Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session - Room 2 Thu. Nov 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Feature Event

Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session offered by Biol 120 Structured Study Session Peer Mentors.  All Biol 120 students are welcome to attend!

Note that the location of the Lab Review Session will be distributed across four rooms in the Arts Building. You need to sign-up and write this Lab Review Session in only one of these four rooms. Please make note of the room you have selected.

Room 2: RM 217, Arts Building

Biol 120 Peer Mentors, Peer Mentor, PAL Program ARTS 217 Register
Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session - Room 3 Thu. Nov 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Feature Event

Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session offered by Biol 120 Structured Study Session Peer Mentors. All Biol 120 students are welcome to attend!

Note that the location of the Lab Review Session will be distributed across four rooms in the Arts Building. You need to sign-up and write this Lab Review Session in only one of these four rooms. Please make note of the room you have selected.

Room 3: RM 202, Arts Building

Biol 120 Peer Mentors, Peer Mentor, PAL Program ARTS 202 Register
Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session - Room 4 Thu. Nov 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Feature Event

Biology 120 Lab Final Review Session offered by Biol 120 Structured Study Session Peer Mentors. All Biol 120 students are welcome to attend!

Note that the location of the Lab Review Session will be distributed across four rooms in the Arts Building. You need to sign-up and write this Lab Review Session in only one of these four rooms. Please make note of the room you have selected.

Room 4: RM 212, Arts Building

Biol 120 Peer Mentors, Peer Mentor, PAL Program ARTS 212 Register
Writing Strong Introductions and Conclusions Fri. Nov 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Writing Help

(for undergraduate students) Leave a great first (and last) impression on your reader. A tutor will provide tips and strategies to improve your essay's introduction and conclusion. Remember, too, that if you can't attend this workshop, writing centre tutors can help you one-to-one.

Kelsey T., Edwards School of Business MURRAY LIBRARY 102 Register