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How to Improve Your Academic Writing: Interactive Workshop

Oct 23, 2012, 3pm-4pm

Presented by York English Professor Priscila Uppal, this talk will focus on demystifying the writing process (and grading process) for the production of effective academic writing assignments at the undergraduate university level.

Uppal will discuss the assumptions and expectations of learning in undergraduate university courses and how students can best prepare themselves to meet the challenges of critical reading, thinking and writing. The interactive lecture is intended to be relevant to students from a variety of disciplines and will offer students an adaptable model for the writing process from the beginning to the end of an assignment. The interactive approach is intended to encourage questions and discussion of academic writing student concerns.

Uppal is a Toronto poet and fiction writer. Among her publications are eight collections of poetry, most recently, Ontological Necessities (2006), shortlisted for the $50,000 Griffin Poetry Prize; Traumatology (2010); Successful Tragedies: Poems 1998-2010 (Bloodaxe Books, UK); and Winter Sport: Poems. She is also author of the critcally-acclaimed novels: The Divine Economy of Salvation (2002) and To Whom It May Concern (2009); as well as the study We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy (2009).

Her work has been published internationally and translated into Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Korean and Latvian. She was the first-ever poet-in-residence for Canadian Athletes Now during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic games, as well as the Roger’s Cup Tennis Tournament in 2011. She resumed her position for the 2012 London Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Time Out London recently dubbed her “Canada’s coolest poet.” For more information visit, Priscila Uppal's website.


Location:The Renaissance Room, 001 Vanier College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, Vanier College
Posted by:Vanier College
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/vanier/
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