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

In October, the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) is offering a wide range of single session workshops designed to help you improve your academic writing and speaking. No advance registration is needed for these sessions. Consult the workshop schedule on our website for times, locations, and full descriptions.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer this month:

Targeting the needs of international students, our workshop series “Academic Writing and Speaking in English for Multilingual Grad Students” continues in October with four more sessions; topics include starting conversations effectively (Oct. 4), active listening and speaking in academic settings (Oct. 11), improving the flow of your academic writing (Oct. 18) and making effective claims in your academic writing (Oct. 25).

International students will also want to attend our “Getting through Graduate Work” workshop series, which features sessions on effective note-taking (Oct. 16), giving oral presentations (Oct 23) and 5 ways to improve your academic writing (Oct. 30). Finally, in October, we’ll be offering some specialized sessions in our “Peripheral Genres” series including workshops on writing grant proposals (Oct. 15), cover letters for job applications (Oct. 22) and how to communicate with journal editors and reviewers (Oct. 29).

Remember as well that GCAC offers individualized one-on-one writing consultations. Get advice on your class assignment, term paper, research article or thesis chapter from our team of writing tutors. Writing Centre appointments are available for online booking throughout October.

Finally, don’t forget that registration opens Oct. 9 at 10 am for our November-December courses on academic communication, including our three writing courses for non-native speakers of English, a course on pre-writing strategies and one on how to give great oral presentations! Register early as our courses always fill up quickly!   


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