Find the “write” balance this Reading Week

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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?

How 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.

How 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.

Keeping 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.

6 Resume Tips to Land a Co-op Placement

6 Resume Tips to Land a Co-op Placement

As the fall term approaches, it’s almost time to finish your co-op term or get ready for a co-op placement interview. To help you get ready, the Writing and Communication Centre (WCC) teamed up with Co-op Connection this week to give you a few resume writing tips. We’ve also included undergraduate writing programming that would not only be helpful for getting started on your resumes, but also for your cover letters and work term reports.

Communicating virtually with your Professors and Teaching Assistants

Screenshot of Husneya and Emma on Zoom

Welcome to the brave new world of university learning post-Covid-19! Over the past few months we’ve all become more reliant on technology, and there’s no denying that having strong virtual communication skills is more important now than ever before. 

Our Top 5 Reasons You Should Try the Virtual Drop-Ins

Drop-Ins promo

If you want immediate answers—from a real human being—to all your writing and communication questions, then it’s time to try our virtual drop-ins! The peer tutors who staff our drop-ins provide quick, real-time

Hit ‘Reset’ on the second half of your term

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I think it’s safe to say we have all been there. Despite your best intentions, whether you have taken on too much or overestimated how long you can focus in a given day, the work has piled up and you’re stressing out about all that you need to do before the end of term. Boy, have I been there and more than once too.  

I’m not much of a gamer, but a concept I have always liked about video games is the option to hit reset. No matter how badly I felt I had messed up my term, I could start over from the beginning with a fresh slate.  

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