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ESL Writing Workshops for International Graduate Students

February 21, 2017 — February 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Location:240 Paterson Hall
Audience:Current Students

Are you an international graduate student looking for help with academic writing?

During READING WEEK from Tuesday, Feb 21 to Friday, Feb 24, 2017, the International TA Mentor will host a series of free-to-attend writing workshops for international graduate students!

Sessions will be each morning from 10AM – 12 NOON in PA 240 (Patterson Hall, room 240).*

The goal of these workshops is to provide very hands-on, practical instruction for international grad students by addressing sentence-level concerns in writing. These workshops are a part of the Educational Development Centre’s continued support of international graduate students. Workshop topics include:

  • Tuesday, Feb 21: Writing as a process w/ Matthew Falconer
  • Wednesday, Feb 22: Grammar lessons w/ Olga Makinina
  • Thursday, Feb 23: Editing strategies w/ Matthew Falconer
  • Friday, Feb 24: Peer review [attendees bring in their own work & get feedback]

To register, please email the ITA Mentor & workshop coordinator, Matthew Falconer:

Space is limited. Max enrollment is 15.

  • Priority will be given to those committed to attending all 4 sessions. Others unable to commit to all sessions will be placed on a waitlist and will be contacted prior to the workshops to confirm.
  • Priority will also be given to intl. grad students; however, other ESL writers may still be eligible to attend these workshops.

Have a question about these workshops or whether you can attend? Feel free to email Matthew Falconer at If applicable, please explain your situation.

*Please note: The workshops are provided as a special service dedicated to helping you develop your academic writing abilities. They are not a part of Grad Navigate or the ITA Mentor’s TA Training Workshop Series and hours spent in these writing workshops are not counted towards a TA’s paid pedagogical training hours.