Learning at University: Research, Writing and Personal Success
Join us for our annual summer workshop series for newly admitted students!
Learning and succeeding at university are different than in high school: one key difference is that you will be building your own pathway through your degree.
Most students find the learning curve to be steep! Whether you major in the sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, or commerce, you will find that you need to increase writing and research skills.
These workshops focus on equipping you with concrete strategies and resources you can use in your courses. We’ll also give you some opportunities to start reflecting on the larger picture and on your own aspirations for university study.
August 19-28, 2013
Topics will include:
- What is a university and why am I here?
- What’s different about university writing and research?
- Understanding university assignments
- Research questions, evidence and arguments
- Using sources effectively and responsibly
- Flow: working with sentences
- Writing in the sciences
- Navigating university courses
We’ll also hold a panel discussion at which you can meet senior students and faculty who will talk with you about their experiences of writing, research and university study.
How do I sign up?
Online registration along with a full schedule of these workshops will be available in early June. You can sign up below to be notified when the schedule is finalized.
Presented by the Writing Centre, the Ivey Library and the Registrar’s Office