Writing at a university level is demanding, whether it is for Business, Arts, or Science. The Summer Writing Workshop provides you with an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required.
You'll work in small groups with trained instructors from our Writing Centre who will give you personal attention and immediate feedback on the types of writing you'll encounter during your university career. The workshop will provide you with the edge needed to succeed in your first university year and beyond.
If you have difficulty with academic writing, this workshop will provide you with improved academic skills. If you're a strong writer already, you'll enjoy the opportunity to elevate your skills further and get accustomed to a university learning environment ahead of time.
The workshop is open to all students attending any university or college.
The workshop focuses on different aspects of university-level writing tailored for Arts, Sciences, and Business, including:
Two days of classroom instruction
Extensive writing resource materials
Panel discussion with Saint Mary’s professors
Residence packages available
Examples of workshops offered:
Business writing and communication
Analytical and critical thinking
How to avoid plagiarism
Attend a lecture given by a university professor
How listen to a lecture and to take effective class notes
Proofreading and editing your own work
Constructing a university paper
Writing science lab reports
Grammar – the root of all good writing
Improve your academic skills
Learn clear, effective writing
Meet other students before starting school
Meet professors and service staff
Understand what your professors are looking for and understand their expectations before you have to hand in assignments
Get feedback on your writing
Take away a collection of vital writing resources and tools
Please only bring a laptop if required as a learning aid.
Register online or by phone. For more information, call 902-491-6202.
Dates: August 18 & 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: includes taxes, meals, and all materials
$200 — without residence
$266.65 — with single residence accommodation
Shared accommodation in double residences is also available, and it's possible to stay an extra night or two in residence. Ask us for details! And please indicate whether you need extra nights when you register.
Register by Thursday, August 12, 2020