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,
- pre-writing strategies,
- essays structure, and
- citing and referencing.
How to access a WSD workshop online
- Ensure you have access to the WSD Blackboard page under 'Organizations.' If you do not, email email@example.com to request access at least one hour prior to the workshop you wish to attend.
- Log into Blackboard and select 'Organizations' and then 'Writing Support.'
- Select 'Virtual Lounge' from the menu.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2021 Workshop Schedule
Wednesday, January 20: 11pm-midnight - Parts of Speech: Avoid common issues with nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech
Monday, January 25, 12pm-1pm - Parts of Speech: Avoid common issues with nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech
Wednesday, January 27, 11pm-midnight - Sentence Structure: Learn to use compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences
Thursday, January 28, 9am-10am - Pre-Writing: Develop skills to analyze prompts, brainstorm, and research
Monday, February 1, 12pm-1pm - Sentence Structure: Learn to use compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences
Wednesday, February 3, 11pm-midnight - Punctuation: Brush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation
Thursday, February 4, 9am-10am - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps
Monday, February 8, 12pm-1pm - Punctuation: Brush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation
Monday, March 1, 12pm-1pm - Transitions: Link ideas and improve flow using transition words and strategies