Course Description

Struggling to write that research paper?
Looking for strategies to use your writing time more effectively?

This course takes some of the most popular aspects of our longer Writing Masterclasses and condenses them into one intensive day of learning, writing & coaching.

Participants should have some experience trying to get their work published and should bring a manuscript-in-progress to work on.

Tuition Fee

$707.96 + HST (Includes lunch & light refreshments; excludes accommodation.)

For payment by Western University speed code, or by invoice to your organization, please contact cpd@schulich.uwo.ca

Course Outline

Course highlights include:

  • expert writing instruction from two faculty
  • strategies for increasing persuasiveness and clarity
  • grammar pearls
  • techniques for giving writing feedback.

  8:00 - 8:30 AM

  Intro & Orientation to Story not Study (Lingard & Watling)

  8:30 - 10:00 AM

  Problem, Gap, Hook Lesson (L. Lingard)

  10:00 - 10:15 AM

  Coffee break

  10:15 - 11:45 AM

  Individual writing time with just-in-time coaching

  11:45 - 1:00 PM

  Sentence & verb craft pearl (C. Watling)

  1:00 - 1:45 PM

  Lunch provided

  1:45 - 3:00 PM

  Discussion Storylines Lesson (L. Lingard)

  3:00 - 4:15 PM

  Effective Editing (C. Watling)

  4:15 - 4:30 PM

  Wrap Up

25% of this program is dedicated to participant interaction

What You Will Learn

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • employ new approaches to use their writing time more effectively
  • apply new strategies for increasing persuasiveness and clarity in their writing
  • give more effective writing feedback

Past Participants' Writing Masterclass Experiences:

  • Each session was worthwhile and engaging! I have a better sense of how to approach a writing project, my own or someone else's.
  • Best workshop I’ve EVER attended!
  • The individual writing time gave us the opportunity to immediately apply the principles to our own work. The coaching was amazing, letting us check in quickly for redirection.
  • The master class gave me language and a practical approach for 'cleaning up' my writing.
  • Overall, fantastic! I’m leaving with a toolbox full of tips, tricks and tactics to immediately apply to my own writing. Thank you!
  • I rediscovered the joy of writing.
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