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Workshops Week 8


Our weekly workshops continued in week 8. The RWC held three workshops over the course of the week. These workshops catered to all types of students. The workshops discussed a range of topics, from developing your ideas to what academic writing is all about!

Due to Covid-19, we have seen a lot of things move online, and while we all cannot wait to go back to live workshops, tutoring etc we cannot deny the accessibility that online forums provide. Our attendance for our week 8 workshops were great and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who showed up! No registration was needed. All students needed to bring was themselves and a quiet space to listen in. We thank everyone who tuned in to our three workshops. To those who unfortunately missed out, not to worry. We have recorded versions of all the workshops held on our workshops page right here on our website. Simply click on student resources and click on workshops page to find all the information you need! 

And do not fret! We have plenty more where that came from. Our weekly workshops will continue to take place throughout the semester. For more information of what's to come in week 9, simply click on the link below. 

Week 9

Here's a reminder of what workshops were held in week 8

Week 8






Tues., Mar 15


Structuring the PhD Thesis/Master’s Dissertation

This workshop looks at some of the typical components of long research papers and considers the location of the argument, how it unfolds in such papers.


Wed., Mar 16


Introducing Quotes, Paraphrases and Summaries of Other’s Work and Citing the Source

There is language that writers in English use when reporting the work of others. This language not only introduces the source, but also identifies the writer’s position in relation to it without using passive forms or self-reference. If you are getting feedback on papers that indicate that the reader cannot identify where you are in the paper, that you need to comment more, this workshop is for you.


Thurs., Mar 16


My Teacher Sez My Sentences Stink Workshop

This is a quick overview of how to think about sentence grammar. Most students have not been formally taught grammar and sentence structure in primary or secondary schools, so struggle to avoid fragments, comma splices, run-on sentences and unclear meanings. This workshop attempts to simplify an approach to understanding sentence structure and grammar.