What’s Coming Up at GCAC in February

What’s Coming Up at SGS’s Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC)

GCAC Courses
For the March-April session at GCAC, we’ve programmed a wide array of non-credit courses designed to make you a more effective writer, presenter and all-round communicator. We offer writing and speaking courses, with separate sections designed to meet the needs of grad students whose first language is English and those who are non-native speakers of English. Courses include all three sections of our Academic Writing series, Academic Conversation Skills and Oral Presentation Skills. All GCAC courses are free for registered U of T graduate students.

Registration opens Tuesday, February 5 at 10 am for the next round of GCAC academic writing and speaking courses. Check out what we’re offering and the schedule on our website. Remember to 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.

In February, we continue our workshop series specifically targeting international students: on Feb. 8, you’ll learn about “Making Accurate and Supportable Claims in English.”  The Writing and Speaking in the Humanities and Social Sciences workshop series wraps up with two sessions in early February: “5 Principles to Improve Your Academic Writing” on the 5th and ”Thesis Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences” on February 12. Then, Working with Sources, a 3-workshop series that covers all the angles of incorporating outside scholarly sources in your writing, starts February 27.

Please visit our website, where you’ll 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.

GCAC listserv

Keep up to date on everything we have to offer via the GCAC listserv. To subscribe, send an email to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca (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. You must reply to that email with “ok” written in the body of the email. Doing so will complete the subscription process. Please note: If you have an automatic signature in your email, please remove it when sending and replying to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca.

For more information on the offerings listed above, please visit the GCAC website.

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