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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Academic Writing Month

A desk with a computer and notebook.November is Academic Writing Month, also known as #AcWriMo. During this month, we are hosting a number of workshops and sharing tips that focus on elevating your academic writing skills. Whether you are justing starting your essay, are struggling with the ins and outs of APA citations, or you just want to learn to write more efficiently, we are here to help.  Register for the workshops in advance through the Student Life Portal

 

Workshops

View the available workshops, their dates and times and how to register.

  • All about Thesis Statements

    I get it! Thesis statements are important. But how do I write one? This workshop introduces the difference between a topic and a thesis statement. It then goes on to explore the different parts of a thesis statement. It ends with lots of time for any discussion or questions you may have.

    • Thursday, November  5 from 11 a.m. to noon.
    • Monday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to noon.
    • Wednesday, November 18 from 1 to 2 p.m.

    Register on the Student Life Portal

  • APA Formatting and Referencing

    Is APA making your life more difficult than it needs to be? This session introduces some APA basics for title pages, in-text citation, and reference lists. It also looks at some free online APA resources including you to use them as you write. It ends with lots of time for any discussion or questions you may have.

    • Monday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to noon.
    • Monday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to noon.
    • Monday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to noon.

    Register on the Student Life Portal

  • Need essay help?

    There are three workshops that represent the essay writing stage. You are welcome to attend all workshops or just the workshop that applies to your stage in the writing process.

    Getting started

    So you have to write an essay. Now what? This workshop will help you make sense of your assignment and rubric. It will also look at starting to develop a thesis statement. It ends with lots of time for any discussion or questions you may have.

    • Wednesday, November 4 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Editing a rough draft

    This workshop will help you to revise your introductory and body paragraphs. 

    • Wednesday, November 11 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Final touches

    This workshop reviews APA formatting and in-text citation. Then, it looks at ways to improve the text using transition words and phrases. It ends with lots of time for any discussion or questions you may have.

    • Tuesday, November 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 25 from 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to noon.

    Register on the Student Life Portal

  • Using Turnitin.com as a Writing Tool

    This workshop highlights how you can use Turnitin.com to improve your writing. The session focuses on the integration of research in an essay using paraphrase, summary, and quotation. You will be able to upload a current or previous assignment to Turnitin.com and revise the work in order to improve it. It ends with lots of time for any discussion or questions you may have.

    • Tuesday, November 10 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 1 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Register on the Student Life Portal

  • Writing Efficiently with the Writing Process

    Is it taking you much longer than you thought to write your assignment? If so, this workshop will help you to identify the different stages of the writing process and suggest strategies to make your writing more efficient. It ends with lots of time for any discussion or questions you may have.

    • Tuesday, November 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.

    Register on the Student Life Portal


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