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GSS Academic Writing Bootcamp

April 27 @ 8:45 am - 4:45 pm PDT

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Separate yourself from distractions and non-research responsibilities, and surround yourself with a community of writers at the GSS’s one-day academic bootcamp on April 27th, hosted by the award-winning instructor and editor Dr. Letitia Henville of shortishard.ca. This bootcamp is open to all UBC graduate students.

This one-day writing intensive is structured to break writing anxieties and foster effective writing habits. With a mix of short writing bursts and breaks for structured conversations about academic writing and editing, this bootcamp will help you to push your writing substantially forward. Participants must agree not to check email, texts, or the web during writing periods.

Participants who wish to have their writing reviewed by Letitia should bring a 5-10 page sample from one of their research articles or thesis chapters. She will develop a list of targeted editing strategies to help you to improve the clarity, concision, and persuasiveness of your prose. Please note that she will not review the quality of your work. That’s between you and your supervisor!

*For more details on the day’s schedule, tips for preparing, and what to bring, visit showupandwrite.ca/bootcamps

*Please bring your own laptop. Don’t have a laptop computer? You can borrow one from the UBC Library: https://services.library.ubc.ca/computers-technology/technology-borrowing/

*Light refreshments will be provided. You’re welcome to bring over your lunch with you!

*This bootcamp must have a minimum of 10 students to run.

* To avoid EventBrite fees, in-person payment at the GSS Office is available with exact cash or cheque only. No registration will be held via phone, email, or social media requests.

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April 27
8:45 am - 4:45 pm


Thea Koerner House
6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada


Target Audience
Graduate students