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EAL Graduate Writing Camp

What is EAL Graduate Writing Camp?

This intensive, three-day, online program (Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm) is designed to help graduate students who have English as an additional language develop their writing and grammar skills. It is offered in the summer semester and accommodates 25-30 students per program.

The camp includes six workshops, three synchronous and three recorded. You will have a chance to ask questions, practice new skills during independent writing time, and the opportunity to book a personal consultation with writing and EAL specialists.  You’ll also receive instruction and practice on editing your own work faster and more effectively.

Is EAL Graduate Writing Camp for you?

  • Are you a graduate student working on a major research paper, proposal, or dissertation?
  • Is writing in the English language a struggle for you?
  • Would you like long-term editing strategies to help you write more clearly and more quickly?

If you answered yes to these questions, then this camp is for you!

When will the next EAL Graduate Writing Camp be offered?

In the summer semester.

*Please note: Participants are expected to attend all 3 days of the program.

What can you expect as a participant?

  • 8 hours of workshops on the following topics:
    • Basic grammar and sentence structure
    • Sentence structure errors and advanced grammar
    • Developing logic, style and argument (sentences and paragraphs)
    • Paraphrasing strategies
    • Integrating sources (language for quoting and paraphrasing)  
  • 4 hours of self-editing time, during which you will practice your editing skills to find and correct errors in your writing
  • 9 hours of independent writing time, during which you will write, self-edit, and meet individually with a Writing or EAL Specialist
  • 2 hours of discussions and reflections, during which you will explore challenges and solutions in small groups

Who can attend?

This program accepts registrations from graduate students with English as an additional language (EAL) who:

  • Are currently in the process of writing their major research paper, proposal, or dissertation
  • Are willing and able to attend the full four-day camp
  • Provide a 200-word academic writing sample in advance of the camp 

Postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, staff, and faculty are also welcome to register if they are currently working on a writing project. 

How do I register?

  • Look for registration information in March

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