Writing Skills Workshops

Students are strongly encouraged to attend as many of the writing skills workshops as possible. Workshops and seminars are designed to assist students in a group setting. This way, students can benefit from hearing other students’ questions and collaborate in finding solutions. Typically, sessions are focused on a particular topic that comprises part of the pre-writing or writing process.  Students making individual appointments may be advised to attend seminars and workshops in addition to their one-on-one sessions.

  • All workshops are open to BU students and staff.
  • No pre-registration required.
  • Each workshop is 40-50 minutes long.
  • Faculty/Instructors are welcome to ask for in-class workshop presentations, or to offer bonus marks for student attendance at writing skills workshops or appointments. Contact us for details.
  • If students are unable to attend workshops at one of the slot options, they may book an individual or small group appointment to receive the workshop content (Zoom or In-person). Book with Joan or Karen on the Writing Skills home page:  https://www.brandonu.ca/academic-skills/writing-skills/
    • All workshops are in Rm. 005, basement of the A. E. McKenzie Building.

    For workshop dates, times, and links, please visit the BU Event Calendar or the Fall 2023 Writing Skills Workshop Schedule.

    Topics taught:

    • Academic Integrity: Preventing Plagiarism
    • Annotated Bibliography
    • APA 7 Citation Basics
    • Essay Basics
    • Grammar Basics
    • How to Write a Good Essay
    • Thesis Statement Basics