Workshops

Each term we offer a range of group workshops designed to strengthen and enhance your academic skills. Our workshops are focused on a variety of topics to accommodate your needs as you move through your academic career. Workshops can be taken by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, with certain workshops targeting grad-specific skills.

How to register

Advance registration is required for all workshops. 

You can register for workshops online, by phone at 780-492-2682, or in person at 2-300 Students’ Union Building. All forms of payment are accepted. Students are advised to register early as space is limited. 

Please note that non-U of A registrants are charged a higher fee than U of A students. Customized workshops, seminars, and online instruction are also available for on-campus and off-campus groups.

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Print the Spring & Summer 2017 Undergraduate Academic Writing Workshop Schedule PDF
Print the Spring & Summer 2017 Graduate Academic Workshop Schedule PDF

Spring & Summer 2017 Workshop Packages

We are offering the following workshop packages for the Spring & Summer 2017 semester. Registration for all packages is available in-person or by phone only.

Strategies for Academic Success Workshop Package
Effective Academic Writing Workshop Packages

Winter 2017 Workshops

April 5: Writing an Effective Funding Proposal (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
April 6: Writing to Revise (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
April 10: Crafting a Thesis or Dissertation Proposal (9:00 a.m. – Noon)

Spring & Summer 2017 Workshops

May 4: Characteristics of Effective Academic Writing (11:00 a.m. – Noon)
May 5: Quoting Effective and Correctly (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
May 8: Writing for Correctness (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
May 9: Writing for Coherence (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
May 9: Writing for Clarity (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
May 10: Reading Research Papers (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
May 11: Writing to Revise (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
May 12: Getting Started on Your Thesis (Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
May 12: Writing (and studying for) In-Class Essays (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
May 19: Writing for Conciseness (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
May 24: Managing Major Projects (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
June 16: Gaining Momentum: A Thesis-Writer's Workshop (Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
July 12: Characteristics of Effective Academic Writing (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
July 13: Characteristics of Effective Academic Writing (11:00 a.m. – Noon)
July 17: Writing for Correctness (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
July 19: Writing for Coherence (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
July 20: Writing for Clarity (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
July 24: Quoting Effective and Correctly (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
July 25: Quoting Effective and Correctly (11:00 a.m. – Noon)
July 27: Writing to Revise (10:00 a.m. – Noon)
July 27: Writing for Conciseness (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
August 9: Writing (and studying for) In-Class Essays (1:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
August 22: Writing an Effective Funding Proposal (9:00 a.m. – Noon)