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Note: All WSD workshops will be conducted via Blackboard Virtual Lounge until further notice. Please see our home page for more details.

The Writing Support Desk provides free workshops on topics related to academic writing, including

  • sentence structure,
  • punctuation,
  • transitions,
  • pre-writing strategies,
  • essays structure, and
  • citing and referencing.

Students can register for workshops through mySuccess.

How to register for a WSD Workshop

  1. Log into mySuccess with the same username and password you use for myUwindsor.
  2. Select the Writing Support tab in the top left corner.
  3. Select the Events & Workshops tab that appears beneath the Writing Support tab.
  4. On the calendar that appears to the right of the menu, select the workshop you wish to attend.
  5. On the page that pops up, select the blue button on the far right that reads Register for this event

NOTE: The Writing Support Desk often adds workshops throughout the semester, so be sure to also check the Leddy calendar and mySuccess for any updates. 

Are you having issues registering for a WSD workshop?

More detailed instructions on registration are available via .pdf document. 

Want to request a WSD Workshop?

The Writing Support Desk offers specialized workshops on a range of writing issues to UWindsor student groups.

If you are a professor, department head, staff member, or student leader and would like to request a workshop for your students, please email us at 

Inter/Summer Session 2020 Workshop Schedule

All Inter/Summer Session 2020 workshops take place online via Blackboard Virtual Lounge until further notice. For more details, see our home page.

3-4pm, Tuesday, May 26 - Parts of Speech: Get a rundown of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech as well as common grammatical issues associated with each.

3-4pm, Tuesday, June 2 - Sentence Structure: Learn the difference between simple, complex, and compound sentences and how to use them effectively.

3-4pm, Tuesday, June 9 - Punctuation: Get a handle on commas, colons, semicolons, and other punctuation.

1-2pm, Tuesday, June 16 - What's New in APA 7?: Get a breakdown of the major changes between APA's 6th edition and the new 7th edition.

3-4pm, Tuesday, June 16 - Transitions: Link your ideas together and improve the flow of your writing with transition words.

3-4pm, Tuesday, June 23 - Verb Tense: Differentiate between simple, perfect, and progressive tenses.

3-4pm, Tuesday, July 14 - Pre-Writing: Develop effective research and brainstorming strategies to prepare a strong essay.

3-4pm, Tuesday, July 21 - Blueprint to an Essay: Get tips on how to write an effective introduction and thesis statement as well as how to structure an essay.

3-4pm, Tuesday, July 28 - Citing & Referencing: Learn about the purposes of citing and referencing and the differences between MLA, APA, and Chicago style.

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