Get ready for academic writing

July 19–30, 2021

Are you ready to move beyond the five-paragraph essay? In this highly interactive two-week program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the research and writing skills you need to meet university expectations. Learn how to create research questions, explore scholarly articles in your field, synthesize ideas and give structure to your writing. Plus, you’ll learn about valuable writing supports on campus. In a previous year, 100% of participants shared they would recommend the program to a friend.

Who can participate?

This program is designed for incoming first-year undergraduate students. Humanities and Social Sciences students get to register early. Spots are limited.

How full registration works

With full registration, you get access to all the program benefits over two weeks. The time commitment is roughly six hours per week.

Week one

  • Attend two synchronous, virtual classes:
    • July 19, 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. EDT
    • July 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. EDT
  • View asynchronous, pre-recorded lessons.
  • Participate in online, asynchronous discussions.
  • Develop a research question and write an outline.
  • Attend a synchronous peer feedback workshop:
    • July 22, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. EDT.

Week two

  • Attend a synchronous peer feedback workshop:
    • July 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. EDT.
  • Write an introductory paragraph.
  • Write a body paragraph.
  • Write a conclusion paragraph.

Plus, attend synchronous instructor office hours, offered at a variety of times throughout the course. You can attend as many office hours as you like, but you must attend at least two.

How flexible access works

With flexible access, you get to complete lessons and assignments at your own pace. You won’t receive written feedback, but you can attend synchronous instructor office hours offered at various times throughout the course.

Get access to…

  • Asynchronous, pre-recorded lessons
  • Assignment instructions including writing an outline, introduction, body paragraph and conclusion
  • Assignment rubrics
  • Journal response prompts

Learn more about our academic skills services and programs.

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