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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

Writing for Academics, Practitioners, and the General Public

with Dr. Diana L. Gustafson,
Professor, Memorial University
Date & time

Friday, March 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Dr. Diana L. Gustafson
Professor, Memorial University

Cost

Participants must register to attend: Register here

Contact

WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7854

Where

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

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Learning to write better: Some practical strategies

Do you want to become a more productive writer? Do you want to find better ways to communicate your ideas to a reading audience? If you are a policy analyst, political aid, research assistant, academic or someone in the not-for-profit sector, this may be the opportunity you’re looking for. This ­one-day workshop offers you a relaxed space to discuss your writing challenges, become more aware of your approach to writing, and test out some practical strategies for improving your writing skills. Participants are invited to bring a laptop or pen and paper, a brief (1-2 page) writing sample and a willingness to actively engage in writing activities. 

Suggested resources

  1. Farrell, Henry. (2010). Good writing in political science: An undergraduate student's short illustrated primer. Department of Political Science, The George Washington University. Available through Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike at: http://www.henryfarrell.net/pol_science_essays.pdf
  2. Handley, Ann. (2014). Everybody writes: Your go-to guide to creating ridiculously good content. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ. NB: Also available as an audiobook for those who are busy, learn differently or have a visual impairment. 



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