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Workshops

Note: All WSD workshops will be conducted via Blackboard Virtual Lounge until further notice.

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.

How to access a WSD workshop online

  1. Ensure you have access to the WSD Blackboard page under 'Organizations.' If you do not, email writingsupport@uwindsor.ca to request access at least one hour prior 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.

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. 

Fall Semester 2021 Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, September 14, 2:30-3:30pm - TensesDifferentiate between simple, perfect, progressive, & perfect-progressive tenses. 

Thursday, September 23, 7-8pm - Pre-Writing Rituals: Learn what to do before you write your essays.

Tuesday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 - PunctuationBrush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation.

Thursday, September 30, 7-8pm - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps.

Tuesday, October 5, 2:30-3:30pm - Chicago Style: Learn to properly cite and reference materials using Chicago 17th edition.
 
Thursday, October 14, 7-8:30 - APA: Learn to properly cite and reference materials using APA 7th edition.
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2:30-3:30 - Editing for Conciseness: Learn tips for how to reduce word count.
 
Thursday, October 21, 7-8pm - Parts of Speech: Get a rundown of noun, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech.
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2:30-3:30 - Lit. Review vs. Annotated Bibliography: Learn the basics of lit reviews & bibliographies.
 
Thursday, October 28, 7-8pm - Sentence StructureLearn the differences between simple, complex, and compound sentences.
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2:30-3:30pm - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps.
 
Thursday, November 4, 7-8pm - PunctuationBrush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation.
 
Thursday, November 11, 7-8pm - TensesDifferentiate between simple, perfect, progressive, & perfect-progressive tenses. 
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2:30-3:30 - MLA: Learn to properly cite and reference materials using MLA style.
 
Thursday, November 18, 7-8pm - Transitions: Learn how to link ideas and improve flow using transition words and other strategies.
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2:30-3:30 - Inclusive Language: Make your language use more equitable with these tips. 
 
Please note that all times listed refer to Eastern Standard Time.