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  1. June 1, 2020The WCC's virtual workshops are live!
    image says workshops launch today at 5:00pm

    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!

  2. Mar. 18, 2020COVID-19 and the WCC: Our services are online to help you!
    Image reads read the new message from the WCC director

  3. Oct. 2, 2019Grad Student on to Great Things with WCC Support

    Kiana Amini is a Chemical Engineering PhD student who recently cited the Writing and Communication Centre as a helpful resource in her academic journey:

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Aug. 11, 2020Keeping Academic Writing Simple
    Keep calm and keep it simple

    As a new student just entering university, I was obsessed with this idea of “academic writing.” What was it? How could I recognize it? How was I supposed to do it? I was always worrying about whether my writing was “formal” enough, or “academic” enough.

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