Student getting help at the writing support desk


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 Register for a Workshop

To register for a workshop, please follow these instructions:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in with your UWin ID and password.
  3. Select Writing Support.
  4. Select Event and Workshop.
  5. Select the workshop you wish to attend.
  6. Select the 'Register' button.

Read more about the service here.

How to access a WSD workshop online

  • As of Winter semester, 2023, Writing Support workshops will be hosted through Microsoft Teams.

  • Once you have registered for your workshop, simply follow the MS Teams link provided in the event description on mysuccess to join the meeting. 

  • For more information on accessing meetings through Microsoft Teams, visit the MS Teams website.

How to access workshop PowerPoint slides via Brightspace

  • As of Winter semester, 2023, Writing Support is utilizing the Brightspace LMS.

  • Students can self-enroll as 'learners' either by selecting 'Discover' from the Brightspace landing page and clicking 'Enroll' on the Writing Support organization or by clicking here. Writing Support PowerPoint slides can be found in the 'Resources' module. 

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

Workshop Schedule, Spring/ Summer 2023

Thursday, May 11, 4:00-5:00 - Parts of Speech: Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs - Learn when to use I/me or who/whom as well as the nuances of subject-verb agreement and pluralization.

Thursday, May 18, 4:00-5:00 - Parts of Speech: Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, and Conjunctions - Learn about sequencing adjectives and adverbs, which prepositions to use, and whether you can start a sentence with ‘because.’

Thursday, May 25, 4:00-5:00 - Sentence Structure - Get a rundown of basic sentence structure and how to vary your writing with simple, compound, complex, and complex-compound sentences.

Tuesday, May 30th, 1:00-2:00 - Punctuation Primer - Get a handle on commas, colons, semicolons, and other punctuation.

Thursday, June 8, 4:00-5:00 - Punctuation: Colons, Semicolons, Quote Marks, Parentheses, and Brackets - Make sure you are using colons and semicolons correctly, learn when to use single and double quote marks, and how to differentiate between parentheses and brackets.

Thursday, June 15, 4:00-5:00 - Tenses: Simple, Perfect, Progressive, and Perfect-Progressive Moods - Gain a mastery of the three tenses and four moods.

Thursday, June 22, 4:00-5:00 - Tenses: Conditional Tenses and Modals - Learn how to use the conditional tenses and modals in the proper contexts.

Thursday, June 29, 4:00-5:00 – Transitions - Ensure that your readers understand the logical flow of your writing and learn transition techniques that add variety to your writing.

Tuesday, July 4th, 1:00-2:00 - Pre-Writing - Develop effective research and brainstorming strategies to prepare a strong essay.

Tuesday, July 11th, 1:00-2:00 - Essay Structure: Introductions - Get tips on how to write an effective introduction and thesis statement as well as how to structure an essay.

Tuesday, July 18th, 1:00-2:00 - APA 7th Edition - Learn about the purposes of citing and referencing and how to create citations and references in APA.

Thursday, July 20, 4:00-5:00 - Essay Structure: Body Paragraphs and Conclusions - Learn how to write a clear topic sentence, organized body paragraphs, and a succinct conclusion.

Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00-2:00 - MLA 9th Edition - Learn about the purposes of citing and referencing and how to create citations and references in MLA.

Thursday, July 27, 4:00-5:30 - APA Citing and Referencing - Avoid instances of unintentional plagiarism and maximize your formatting grades by learning about the nuances of APA.

NOTE: All times are in East Standard Time (EST).