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Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

Writing Strategies for Academics and Practitioners

with Dr. Diana L. Gustafson,
Professor, Memorial University
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Diana L. Gustafson
Professor, Memorial University


Participants must register to attend: Register here


WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7854


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.




Learning to write better: A practical approach to writing a policy brief

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.

In this workshop the focus will be on writing a strong 2-page policy brief. We'll be looking at the features of a quality brief by evaluating examples of good and flawed briefs. You'll be actively engaged in independent and small group activities designed to improve your ability to effectively communicate accurate content to a specific audience in a written format that is clear, succinct and understandable. To get the most out of our day together, you're invited to bring a laptop, pen and paper, and a willingness to actively engage in writing activities.

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