Professional + Business Effectiveness, Resume Clinic and IHouse Writing Workshop (All Students)

GPS/CSI&C Resume Clinic:

Wednesday, April 17th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Graduate Student Centre

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GPS Workshop: Professional and Business Effectiveness

Thursday,  April 18th,  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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International House Workshop: Academic Writing for International Students

Thursday, April 11th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

This two-hour workshop will help students’ understanding and practice in two crucial areas of research-based academic writing: the organization of the message and the social positioning of the writer in relation to the reader and the writer’s knowledge claims.

Work on organization involves identifying and addressing two areas: the preview and review of ideas in the text, and issues with the flow of ideas that often arise in drafts. As for social positioning, two areas are also addressed: the options available to writers for managing interpersonal relations with readers, as well as writers’ options for evaluating their knowledge claims.

On completing the workshop, participants should have an improved vocabulary for recognizing and describing organizational and social aspects of academic writing, and an expanded capacity for addressing issues in these areas that may arise in their drafts. Participants are encouraged to bring a sample of their academic writing to the workshop.

Instructor: Alfredo A. Ferreira, Ph.D. Candidate, UBC Department of Language and Literacy Education


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