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

REGISTRATION FOR GCAC SPRING COURSES IS NOW OPEN! Check out our course schedule and online registration links for GCAC May/June courses on the GCAC website. All current graduate students at U of T are eligible to sign up for our free non-credit courses.

This Spring, we’re offering the following courses:

DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC COURSES

  • Thesis Writing in the Physical and Life Sciences
  • Writing CIHR Proposals
  • Writing NSERC Proposals
  • Writing SSHRC Proposals
  • Oral Presentation Skills for Professional Master’s Students
  • Prewriting Strategies for Developing and Organizing Your Ideas


COURSES FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH

  • Becoming a Better Editor of Your Own Work
  • Oral Presentation Skills


COURSES FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH

  • Academic Conversation Skills
  • Academic Writing 1: Focus on Essentials
  • Academic Writing 2: Focus on Grammar
  • Academic Writing 3: Focus on Style
  • Oral Presentation Skills


Workshops
We’re also offering a series of free workshops that require no prior registration. Please visit our workshop page for a full schedule of our May/June sessions.

GETTING THROUGH GRADUATE WORK (for graduate students in all disciplines)
May 25:  Writing Effective Literature Reviews

June 1:  Editing Your Work Effectively

June 8:  Making the Most of Oral Presentations

WRITING AND SPEAKING IN THE PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
May 28:  Preparing an Effective Post Presentation

June 4:  Integrating Scientific Figures in Print and Presentations

June 11:  Preparing a Two-year Strategic Plan for Grant Applications

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. (including weekly workshop reminders!) 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.

 


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