What’s on at GCAC in November

We hope that your Fall term is going well! During November, check out all the support we offer U of T graduate students in the areas of academic writing and speaking.  This month, we’ve scheduled a variety of workshops that offer expert guidance on how to improve your academic communication skills! Below you’ll find information on what on offer in the month ahead.

Workshops

During November, GCAC will offer the following live workshops. These workshops require you to register in advance – as always, our website will provide the links you need and further details.

IMPROVING YOUR GRADUATE WRITING (for all graduate students)
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Nov. 2: Establishing Coherence by Dr. Rachael Cayley
Nov. 9: Achieving Correctness by Dr. Rachael Cayley

GIVING EFFECTIVE ORAL PRESENTATIONS (for all graduate students)
Thurs. Oct. 28 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: Using Narrative to Communicate Your Research by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Thurs. Nov. 4 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: Organizing Your Presentation by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Thurs. Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: Connecting with your Audience Online by Dr. Cristina D’Amico
Fri. Nov. 19 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET: Accessible Presentations by Dr. Matt Jones
Fri. Nov. 26 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET: PowerPoint for Academic Presentations by Dr. Matt Jones

GCAC also has a wide range of prerecorded workshops on everything from boosting your productivity as a writer to strategies for writing research articles to brushing up on your email-writing skills! Just click the titles below for workshop descriptions and registration details. Once you register, you’ll receive a link to view the session you chose.  Below is a list of some of what’s currently available: 

PRERECORDED WORKSHOPS

GETTING THROUGH GRADUATE WORK
Preparing to Write a Grant Proposal by Dr. Jane Freeman
Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Newman        
Becoming a Productive Writer by Dr. Rachael Cayley
The Craft of Revision by Dr. Rachael Cayley
Quoting & Paraphrasing: Working with Sources in the Social Sciences and Humanities by Dr. Peter Grav

IMPROVING ACADEMIC WRITING/SPEAKING IN THE SCIENCES
Creating Effective Figures by Dr. Peter Sabatini
Preparing Poster Presentations by Dr. Peter Sabatini
Writing CIHR Proposals by Dr. Peter Sabatini
Citation and Working with Sources in the Physical and Life Sciences by Dr. Peter Grav


WRITING ARGUMENTATIVE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ARTICLES                                             
Writing Titles and Abstracts by Dr. Peter Grav                                                                             
Setting Up Your Argument: Writing Effective Introductions by Dr. Peter Grav
Writing Your Arguments and Conclusions by Dr. Peter Grav

WRITING IMRD (INTRODUCTION – METHODS – RESULTS -DISCUSSION) RESEARCH ARTICLES (for students in Divisions 2, 3 and 4)
Writing Titles and Abstracts by Dr. Peter Grav
The “I” in IMRD: Writing Effective Research Article Introductions by Dr. Peter Grav
The “M” in IMRD: Crafting Your Methods Section by Dr. Peter Grav
The “RD” in IMRD: Strategies for Successful Results and Discussion Sections by Dr. Peter Grav    

GCAC Writing Centre

The GCAC Writing Centre will be offering online individualized one-on-one synchronous writing support through appointments booked though our website. During these appointments, you’ll meet with a writing consultant, who will work with you using audio/video, chat and a document-sharing whiteboard area. Full details on how to book an appointment are on our website

Stay Connected

  • Up to date information about what’s on at GCAC can always be found on our  website
  • Keep on top of all GCAC news and announcements by following us on Twitter: @UofTGCAC
  • Get weekly updates on all GCAC workshops and courses by subscribing to our listserv

As always – stay healthy, safe and positive! See you all in November!


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