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  1. Sep. 17, 2020Writing Contest: Every Hero Has a Story
    Image of Ant Man that says writing contest theme: every hero has a story categories: poetry or fiction contest closes october 5

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 — 10:30 AM TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT

    The Library and Writing and Communication Centre are pleased to present the Every Hero Has a Story writing contest.

    Write a piece of poetry or fiction (fiction submissions limited to 2000 words) on this theme and submit it before October 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

  2. June 1, 2020The WCC's virtual workshops are live!
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    The WCC's virtual workshops are live!

    Whether you're looking for strategies to write in the sciences or looking to improve your grammar, we've got the workshop to help you!

  3. Mar. 18, 2020COVID-19 and the WCC: Our services are online to help you!
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  1. Oct. 8, 2020Find the “write” balance this Reading Week
    Gif of a shiba typing on a computer

    Hey, it’s fall reading week! The weather is getting cooler. Time to curl up with your laptop and a cup of tea, and spend some time getting caught up on your work. What do you have on your plate?

  2. Sep. 14, 2020How to turn the high school “hamburger” essay into a university-level paper
    5-paragraph hamburger essay

    It goes by many names: the 5-paragraph essay, three-tier paper, or 1-3-1 model, to name a few. Many of you know it as the “hamburger” essay – an easy-to-follow model for writing papers that’s often taught in North American high schools.

  3. Aug. 17, 2020How to Use the Bullet Journal as a Goal-Setting Tool
    bullet journal cover for september

    The September cover page.

    Need a creative way to keep track of your online courses? Consider breaking out your bullet journal (or BuJo for short) to lessen the blue light strain on your eyes and to plan your goals effectively using the good ol’ pen and paper.

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