April workshops now live

It’s the end of the semester, which means that assignments are due and schedules are open. It’s a great time to take a workshop or two to improve your writing.

Check our Workshops page for a list of events that you can book and attend.

Workshop: Writing in Psychology

The PPLS Writing Centre is organising a four-hour workshop designed to show you how to write psychology essays at the Honours level. The workshop was developed with the guidance of psychology teaching staff and tutors, and will include activities throughout.

We will start by looking at how to structure your response to an essay prompt and ensure that your writing is globally coherent. We will then see how to make your sentences flow into one another and ensure that readers find your essay clear and easy to read. Finally, we’ll learn how to work references into your essay in a way that properly supports your argument.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll know what to do with marker comments such as “awk.”, “relevance?” and so on. You’ll have ways to identify the underlying issues and also strategies to help you fix the problems and even prevent them from happening in the first place.

The workshop is due to be held on March 9th. We strongly encourage students to attend the entire series, but we can accommodate people who have conflicting schedules.

Update: Please register your interest even if the class is full. We will send you an e-mail as soon as an additional session is arranged.

Two appointments per semester

Until now, students have been able to book two appointments per year. We’ve decided to provide two appointments per semester instead, effective immediately.

There are a couple reasons for doing this. We want to make sure that you don’t feel as though you have to save up your appointments for classes that have you worried, for one. It’s also important that you feel free to spend more than one hour on a single assignment.

As always, if you find yourself in need of further appointments, contact us directly and we can try to accommodate you.