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Academic Skills Events, Workshops, & Webcasts


Upcoming Workshops

Grammar for Grad Students
Friday November 16, 2018
Traill College, Scott House 105
2-3:30pm (tea and cookies to follow presentation)
This workshop provides a refresher on central principles of grammar and style, from sentence structure and verb forms, to controlling voice and tone. It will examine how to identify and fix common errors as well as strategies for editing and proofreading.

Slides from Writing Workshops (Sept 2018)

Writing for Sciences: Writing About Data

Writing for Social Science: Synthesizing Evidence and Analysis

Writing for Humanities: Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay

Webcasts of Undergraduate Workshops

Watch for information about ASC workshops in your courses.

APA Documentation

APA Formatting and Style

Writing the Biology Lab Report

Study Strategies for First-Year Psychology

Orientation 2018: Start off Right

All Events

Trent's Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) is a free event to help students develop essential skills to manage demanding end-of-semester writing and study schedules. At LNAP, students can learn strategies for time management, exam preparation, writing strategies, stress management and more in workshops and drop-in sessions. Students also can enjoy free stress-busters and healthy snacks.

Three Minute Paper (3MP) is an exciting competition for undergraduate students developed in collaboration by the colleges of Trent University and Academic Skills. The 3MP competition challenges upper-year Trent undergraduates to present their work to others, in a clear, concise, and engaging manner in only 3 minutes. Students develop essential communication skills in the planning, preparation, and performance of their talk.

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) presents M.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D. students with the ultimate challenge: to explain their complex and highly specialized research and ideas to a general audience in just three minutes, using only one Power Point slide. This collaborative event is organized by Graduate Studies, External Affairs, Traill College, and Academic Skills.