What’s Coming Up at GCAC
What’s Coming Up at SGS’s Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)
For the March-April session at GCAC, we’ve programmed a wide array of non-credit courses designed to make you a more effective academic communicator. We offer writing and speaking courses, with sections designed to meet the needs of grad students whose first language is English and those who are non-native speakers of English. Courses on offer include Becoming a Better Editor of Your Own Work, Understanding the Research Article (for non-experimental research) and Oral Presentation Skills. All GCAC courses are free for registered U of T graduate students.
Registration has just opened for the next round of GCAC academic writing and speaking courses. Check out the courses we’re offering and the schedule on our website. Our courses regularly fill up, so register early to avoid disappointment!
GCAC Winter Workshops
GCAC offers a wide variety of 90-minute workshops, each focusing on a specific aspect of academic communication. No registration is required for GCAC workshops, and all members of the University of Toronto community are welcome to attend as many workshops as they wish.
The Developing and Pitching a Research Project workshop series wraps up on Feb. 7 with a session on how to communicate your ideas more clearly. New writing and speaking workshop series get underway late February, including Working with Sources, a 3-workshop series that covers all the angles of incorporating outside scholarly sources in your writing (starts Feb. 26). Also at the end of February are sessions on writing lit reviews in the sciences (Feb. 27) and learning to read more efficiently and effectively (Feb. 28). You’ll want to mark all of these on your calendar!
Please visit our website, where you will find descriptions of all our workshops and a full winter schedule, so you can plan in advance.
Writing Centre Consultations
One-on-one consultations are available for graduate students who seek individualized assistance with their writing. In these 40-minute sessions, trained instructors work with you to improve your capacity to plan, write, and revise your academic assignments. While our instructors won’t edit for you, they will teach you strategies to revise and edit your own work. The appointments can be booked online two to three weeks in advance.
Keep up to date on everything we have to offer via the GCAC listserv. To subscribe, send an email to email@example.com (upper or lower case is acceptable). In the BODY of the message, type a command using the following form: subscribe gcac-l firstname lastname
You will then receive a “Command Confirmation Request” email. Reply to that email with “ok” written in the body of the email. Doing so will complete the subscription process. Note: If your email has an automatic signature, please remove it when sending and replying to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the offerings listed above, please visit the GCAC website.
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