Strategic Writing for Second-Language Learners: Basic Structures

Monday, November 27th, 2017

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 422 Dunton Tower

Writing clearly and with purpose can be hard work, especially if English is your second language. It’s not enough to know what you want to say: the way you express your ideas influences how your audience receives them. This workshop will focus on helping you to write strategically. Participants will learn strategies for creating sentences, paragraphs, and longer documents that communicate your ideas effectively. The session will feature a mix of mini-lectures and hands-on activities that will give you opportunities to practice and apply the concepts being taught. To register, email Judy Seal at JudySeal@cmail.carleton.ca.

Please note that this workshop is provided as a special service and time spent in these workshops will not count toward TA training hours unless otherwise specified.

Winter 2017 Writing Bootcamps

More information coming soon!

Carleton University’s Writing Bootcamps are jointly run by the Centre for Student Academic Success’s Writing Services and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Facilitated by a TA, the “Writing Bootcamps” are for grad students from any department/discipline seeking dedicated writing time in a structured environment. Students register for a week-long series of sessions and commit to writing, whether it’s their dissertation/thesis, journal articles, course papers, or reading summaries. These meetings are ideal for students who want to get some serious writing done in a relatively short period of time.

Please note that these workshops are provided as a special service and time spent in these workshops will not count toward TA training hours unless otherwise specified.

Bootcamp Coordinator

For the 2017-18 academic year, Matthew Falconer will run the Writing Bootcamps and additional writing workshops for grad students. Matthew is a PhD student in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies and is working on his dissertation. Since 2011, he has worked with hundreds of students as a tutor in Writing Services (2011-2013; 2015-16) and in the Educational Development Centre as the International TA Mentor (2016-17).

You can contact Matthew by email at matthew.falconer@carleton.ca.