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Undergraduate Student Workshops and Events

Introduction to Writing the LPI

Join us in the Chapman Learning Commons to learn and practice strategies for writing the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Exam.  We’ll lead you through activities meant to give you the right tools for practicing and writing the exam, as well as some tips and tricks to achieve a successful score.

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Term 1

  • Thursday, September 28 at 12-2 pm
  • Friday, October 13 at 12-2 pm
  • Thursday, October 26 at 2-4 pm
  • Friday, November 10 at 2-4 pm
  • Thursday, November 23 at 3-5 pm

Term 2

  • Wednesday, January 31 at 12-2 pm
  • Friday, February 16 at 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, February 28 at 11-1 pm
  • Thursday, March 15 at 3-5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 28 at 12-2 pm

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Words 150 Write-Ins

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hosting five “write-ins” to support all students taking WRDS 150 this term. A “write-in” is two-hour event for students to connect with their peers, manage writing anxiety, and stay focused while polishing their drafts. Writing consultants from the CWSC will help answer any last-minute questions and facilitate a productive space so that students can finish their WRDS 150 assignments with confidence.

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)

Time: 4–6 p.m.

Date

  • Monday, September 18
  • Monday, October 2
  • Monday, October 16
  • Monday, November 6
  • Monday, November 20

Assignment

  • Summary
  • Literature review
  • Proposal
  • Research Paper or Presentation
  • Research Paper

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Graduate Student Workshops and Events

Thesis Bootcamps

Option 1

Date: Saturday, November 18 & Saturday November 25
Time: 1–5 p.m.
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)
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Option 2

Date: Wednesday, November 29 & Thursday November 30
Time: 1–5 p.m.
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (Room 302)
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Feeling unmotivated to work on your thesis? Are you the only one you know in the midst of writing? Need a kick start to get your thesis going? Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) are hosting a thesis boot camp to help get your thesis on track.

Benefits of participating include:

  • Attendance at the opening panel, where graduate students talk about their experience with and approaches to writing their theses
  • Tips from CWSC peer writing consultants for writing and managing your schedule as you work on your thesis
  • Time and a quiet space to work, uninterrupted, on your project
  • A peer writing consultant from the CWSC available during writing time to answer questions
  • The opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across campus
  • Coffee!

Please note this is a two day event. There is an option to register to attend the panel session only, although we strongly encourage participants to stay and write.

Graduate Student Writing Communities

The Graduate Student Writing Communities have commenced. Contact rebecca.shaw@ubc.ca if you are interested in joining one of the communities already in progress.

Participating in a writing community can help to keep you motivated whether you are working on your thesis, dissertation or another intensive graduate level writing project.

Join fellow graduate students to work on your writing goals, share best practices and get feedback on your writing (if you wish). Our Graduate Student Writing Communities are facilitated by graduate students from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication and the UBC Research Commons staff teams and are hosted bi-weekly in the Koerner Library, Room 153.

Each meeting will include discussion and focused writing time.

Tuesdays (biweekly) 2-4 pm: starting on November 7

While all graduate students are welcome, the Graduate Student Writing Community hosted biweekly on Tuesday from 2-4 pm is a good fit for students writing in Arts and Humanities disciplines or Multi-Disciplinary writing that is qualitative in nature.

Wednesdays (biweekly) 5-7 pm: starting on November 8

While all graduate students are welcome, the Graduate Student Writing Community hosted biweekly on Wednesday from 5-7 pm is a good fit for students writing in Science and Applied Science disciplines or Multi-Disciplinary writing that is quantitative in nature.

Note: Graduate Student Writing Communities are most beneficial if you commit to participating regularly and are able to attend the biweekly meetings for the duration of the term.