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Claiming Your Voice as an Academic Writer

Date:   08 Feb 2022
Time:   12:30 - 1:20 pm
Fee: Free
Categories: Community, Social

Join the Centre for Educational Excellence, the Student Learning Commons, Student Services, and Fraser International College in celebrating the linguistic diversity of SFU’s community in a week-long series of events, including speakers, discussions, workshops, and more!

Workshop Details:

This workshop will focus on demystifying the concept of voice in writing and providing students with several writing techniques they can use to develop their own writerly voices. It will focus, in particular, on the challenges that Standardized Academic English can present for multilingual students looking to bring their own voices into their academic writing and will suggest opportunities for addressing those challenges.

The central aim of this workshop is to support students to better understand “voice” in writing and to empower them to make informed linguistic decisions as writers.

Educational goals:

  • Develop your understanding of “voice” in writing
  • Gain an understanding of Standardized Academic English and how it operates in some assignment guidelines and rubrics
  • Learn ways to frame your writing for your audience, without giving up your voice
  • Learn techniques for structuring your writing that can support you to bring your own voice into your academic papers
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