Student getting help at the writing support desk

Workshops

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

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

The delivery mode for each workshop is indicated on MySuccess.

How to access a WSD workshop online

  1. Ensure you have access to the WSD Blackboard page under 'Organizations.' If you do not, use the self-enrollment link below go gain access to the workshop you wish to attend.
  2. Log into Blackboard and select 'Organizations' and then 'Writing Support.'
  3. Select 'Virtual Lounge' from the menu.
  4. Select the workshop you wish to attend from the list. Workshop rooms will open approximately 15 minutes before the start time.

This short video demonstrates how to access Writing Support workshops online.

To self-enroll for the WSD Blackboard page, follow the link below.

blackboard.uwindsor.ca/webapps/uwin-utils-BBLEARN/join?p=c51b98b6-80b1-42f9-be55-6ee7e63e0b0a

Want to request a WSD workshop for your students?

The Writing Support Desk offers specialized workshops on a range of writing issues.

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 writingsupport@uwindsor.ca.

Workshop Schedule, Fall 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 1:00-2:00pm - TensesDifferentiate between simple, perfect, progressive, & perfect-progressive tenses.

Thursday, September 22, 4:30-5:30pm - Pre-Writing Rituals: Learn what to do before you write your essays.

Thursday, September 29, 4:30-5:30pm - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps.

Tuesday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 - PunctuationBrush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation.

Thursday, October 6, 4-5:30 - APA: Learn to properly cite and reference materials using APA 7th edition.

Thursday, October 13, 9:00am-2:00pm - Essay Writing: From Prompt to Submission: An intensive workshop introducing methods to improve the essay writing process through four modules: Pre-Writing, Essay Mapping, Revising and Editing, and Citing and Referencing. See below for more details.*

Tuesday, October 18, 1:00-2:00pm - Chicago StyleLearn to properly cite and reference materials using Chicago 17th edition.

Thursday, October 20, 4-5:30 pm - Parts of Speech: Get a rundown of noun, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech.

Tuesday, October 25, 1:00-2:00 - MLA: Learn to properly cite and reference materials using MLA style.

Thursday, October 27, 4:30-5:30pm - Sentence StructureLearn the differences between simple, complex, and compound sentences.

Tuesday, November 1, 1:00-2:00 - Lit. Review vs. Annotated Bibliography: Learn the basics of lit reviews & bibliographies.

Thursday, November 3, 4:30-5:30pm - PunctuationBrush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation.

Tuesday, November 8, 1:00-2:00pm - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps.

Thursday, November 10, 4:30-5:30pm - TensesDifferentiate between simple, perfect, progressive, & perfect-progressive tenses. 

Thursday, November 17, 4:30-5:30pm - Transitions: Learn how to link ideas and improve flow using transition words and other strategies.

Tuesday, November 22, 1:00-2:00 - Editing for Conciseness: Learn tips for how to reduce word count.

Tuesday, November 29, 1:00-2:00 - Inclusive Language: Make your language use more equitable with these tips.

 

NOTE: All times are in East Standard Time (EST) and all workshops will be hosted through the Writing Support Desk’s Blackboard page. Students can enroll onto our Blackboard page here.

 

*Essay Writing: from Prompt to Submission is an intensive one-day writing workshop scheduled for October 13th, over reading week. Students will learn skills and methods to improve the essay writing process through four modules: Pre-Writing, Essay Mapping, Revising and Editing, and Citing and Referencing. This is designed to be a hands-on, in-person workshop that will supercharge students’ composition skills.

Space is limited, so register now by following these instructions:

  • Visit mysuccess.
  • Log in with your UWin ID and password.
  • Select Writing Support.
  • Select Workshops and register for “Academic Writing: from prompt to submission”.

If you will be unable to attend, as usual, please remember to cancel 24 hours before the event via mysuccess.

Inquiries about the workshop should be directed to writingsupport@uwindsor.ca.