Each term we offer a range of group workshops designed to strengthen and enhance your academic skills:

  • Developing your academic English 
  • Dissertation and candidacy defense (communication strategies) 
  • Essay exams 
  • Exam preparation and performance 
  • Graduate thesis/dissertation planning and writing 
  • Graduate thesis/dissertation proposal writing 
  • Memory skills 
  • Multiple choice exams 
  • Reading skills 
  • Studying and note-taking 
  • Time-management, procrastination, and scheduling 
  • Public speaking, presentations, and poster sessions 
  • Writing graduate abstracts, funding proposals, and literature reviews 
  • Writing at university basics (e.g., grammar, punctuation, style, using academic sources)

View the current list of upcoming workshops here.

You can register for workshops over the phone at 780-492-2682 or in person at 2-300 Students’ Union Building. All forms of payment are accepted. Please note that non-U of A registrants are charged a higher fee than U of A students. Students are advised to register early as space is limited.

Customized workshops, seminars, and online instruction are also available on these and other topics for on-campus and off-campus groups.

Please note:

  • Fees are nonrefundable; however, students may re-schedule at a later date should they cancel their workshop registration. 
  • Missed workshops without cancellation notice result in loss of fee payment. 
  • Our cancellation policy applies to all appointment and workshop registrations.