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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. 

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

Wednesday, February 10, 11pm-midnight - TransitionsLink ideas and improve flow using transition words and strategies
 
Thursday, February 11, 9am-10am - APA (7th Edition): Learn to properly cite and reference materials using APA 7th edition
 
Monday, February 22, 12pm-1pm - Verb Tense: Differentiate simple, perfect, progressive, and perfect-progressive tenses
 
Wednesday, February 24, 11pm-midnight - Verb Tense: Differentiate simple, perfect, progressive, and perfect-progressive tenses
 
Thursday, February 25, 9am-10am - MLA (8th Edition): Learn to properly cite and reference materials using MLA 8th edition

Monday, March 1, 12pm-1pm - TransitionsLink ideas and improve flow using transition words and strategies

Wednesday, March 3, 11pm-midnight - Pre-Writing: Develop skills to analyze prompts, brainstorm, and research
 
Thursday, March 4, 9am-10am - Inclusive Language: Make your language use more equitable with these tips
 
Monday, March 8, 12pm-1pm - Pre-Writing: Develop skills to analyze prompts, brainstorm, and research
 
Wednesday, March 10, 11pm-midnight - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps
 
Thursday, March 11, 9am-10am - Sentence Structure: Learn to use compomund, complex, and compound-complex sentences
 
Monday, March 15, 12pm-1pm - Essay Structure: Learn tips for effective intros, thesis statements, and essay maps
 
Wednesday, March 17, 11pm-midnight - APA (7th Edition): Learn to properly cite and reference materials using APA 7th edition
 
Thursday, March 18, 9am-10am - Punctuation: Brush up on commas, semicolons, and other punctuation
 
Monday, March 22, 12pm-1pm - Citing & Referencing: Learn citing and referencing basics for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles
 
Wednesday, March 24, 11pm-midnight - MLA (8th Edition): Learn to properly cite and reference materials using MLA 8th edition
 
Thursday, March 25, 9am-10am - Verb Tense: Differentiate simple, perfect, progressive, and perfect-progressive tenses
 
Monday, March 29, 12pm-1pm - Editing for Conciseness: Reduce your word count with tips for concise writing
 
Thursday, April 1, 9am-10am - TransitionsLink ideas and improve flow using transition words and strategies
 
Monday, April 5, 12pm-1pm - Literature Review vs. Annotated Bibliography: Learn the basics of lit reviews and bibliographies, plus how they differ
 
Thursday, April 8, 9am-10am - Editing for Conciseness: Reduce your word count with tips for concise writing