So, What do you Think? Strategies for Speaking & Sharing

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

It takes practice to learn how to transform thoughts into questions and discussion points. Avoid the awkward silence by finding ways to engage more and to share your unique stories and points of view. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks will be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.229
Cost: 
free
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You've Got 3 Minutes: Presenting with Purpose

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

Classic, utilitarian, structured, edgy, eclectic - how would you describe your style?

This workshop will help you to describe your influences and aesthetics using descriptive visual language and to communicate your creative choices with clear and purposeful intent. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL Students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks wil be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.229
Cost: 
Free
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Late Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:00am

For one night every semester the Writing & Learning Centre takes over the Great Hall - offering space to work on your assignments with support on hand, along with activities, workshops, and opportunities to de-stress planned throughout the night. We also make sure to keep lots of coffee, tea, and healthy snacks on hand to keep you fuelled and feeling good. 

Here are some of the things planned for LNAP Winter 2019:

  • The Health & Wellness Breakzone - a chill space to de-stress with board games, colouring books, and good company
  • Open workspace in the Great Hall!
  • Collaborative zine-making project focused on procrastination and self-care
  • VISC 1002 Research Essay Workshop
  • Tutoring throughout the evening for support with any assignment
  • ELL tutoring for support with any English language concerns, and support for any assignment
  • Film Screening brought to you by the OCAD Student Union
  • Lots of healthy snacks, coffee, and tea (stay later for pizza and the Late Night Dessert Bar, brought to you by the Student Feedback on Courses survey)

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This event is FREE and open to all current OCAD U students. LNAP does not require registration.
This event is accessible. It is located on the second floor of 100 McCaul, which can be accessed via stairs or elevator. There are single-stall, gender-neutral washrooms on the same floor.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall, OCAD University (MCA, level 2)
Website: 
ocadu.ca/wlc
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 229
Cost: 
FREE
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Michelle Miller stafford

Michelle is a recent graduate of the PhD in York University's Language, Culture and Teaching program and a prior graduate of the MFA in creative writing at UBC. She researches representations of girls' adolescence in contemporary coming of age comic books, as well as the pleasures and the pressures of reading as an intellectual and emotional practice.

At OCADU, she teaches in the first year writing program, as well as a fourth year seminar on comics.

Her teaching (and writing and learning) practice is inspired by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, who writes:

Writing Resources

Art writing books available at the library
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm to Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:45pm

A short guide to the best library resources for writing academic essays about art, design, and any other research topics.

Looking for some help with your essay assignments? The OCAD U library's November book display highlights writing resources in the collection. This includes guides to academic writing, guides to writing about art and design, collections of example essays, and encyclopedias and dictionaries for critical concepts and vocabulary. To accompany the display, a short online guide to the best library resources for writing can be found online at: http://ocad.libguides.com/writingresources

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library 113 McCaul St. Room 1215
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/writingresources
Email: 
sbutterill@ocadu.ca; dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 334 (reference desk)
Cost: 
Feel FREE to sign-out any books with a valid OCAD U ID card!