academic writing

Personal Satement Grad School
Personal Statement Writing Workshop – Grad School
We will discuss the grad school application process and tips for writing an appealing personal statement for grad school applications.

This workshop is ideal for university students hoping to go to graduate school, but not sure where to start their application process. Over the course of this 1.5 hours workshop, you will gain:


  • An overview of the application process and expectations
  • Tips on how to make the most of each aspect of your application
  • Insight into what the selection committee wants
  • Things to think about to help you to build a coherent and convincing personal narrative
  • Understanding of the overall structure of a personal statement
  • Opportunity to ask personalized questions to the speaker
  • Personal Statement Writing Template to take home


In addition to these insights, attendees will have a chance to submit a personalized application related question in advance of the workshop that will either be addressed during the workshop or within the Google Classroom community that all attendees will have access to upon registration.

This workshop is completely ONLINE, which mean there is a LIVE STREAM with the speaker every second Saturday of the month at 10:30am between September 2022 and January 2023, followed by access to Google Classroom portal where you can share ideas and resources, as well as have access to a personal statement writing template. This means that the personal statement writing support extends beyond the workshop to a supportive community of students working towards the same goal.


Research Essay Fundamentals
Research Essay Writing Course – University-level
We will go into depth about tips and tricks for writing high quality research essays, and help you to get those As that you deserve.

About this event

Does writing an essay cause cold sweats? Do the rows of books, journals, and resources in the library overwhelm you? Do you feel stuck in the 60% range for essay assignments?


You’re not alone. Writing a research essay requires the development of some specialized skills in research, critical thinking, organization, and of course, writing.


This workshop is ideal for college and university students who are scared about writing their first major paper or think they need extra help to improve their overall skills or senior high school students preparing for university. Over the course of these 8 classes, we will be reviewing the fundamentals of essay writing, including: research tips, developing a research question, structuring your argument, writing a convincing thesis, analyzing your evidence, writing strong paragraphs and the difference between an introduction and conclusion.


Each class will include practical advice and tips on the research and writing process, as well as grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation exercises to help improve the overall quality of your writing. Students are encouraged to bring a research paper to workshop over the course of the 8 weeks by applying the various exercises and techniques learned throughout the course.




Class 1 – Formulating a Topic & Developing a Research Question


Class 2 – Research Fundamentals & Finding the Best Sources


Class 3 – Organizing your Evidence & Conducting a Thoughtful Analysis


Class 4 – Creating Essay Scaffolding & Developing a Strong Thesis Statement


Class 5 – Constructing a Well-Structured Paragraph & Avoiding Fluff


Class 6 – The Importance of an Appealing Introduction


Class 7 – Writing a Thoughtful Conclusion


Class 8 – The Art of Proofreading and Revision


This course is completely ONLINE, which mean there is a LIVE STREAM with the instructor Thursdays at 6:00pm, followed by access to the class video and course materials through our classroom portal. This means that you can post your assignments and communicate with the instructor at your own pace over the duration of the course, and don’t need to worry about missing a class because you can catch up by viewing the video. There is also an option to take the course completely online by viewing the videos and submitting your work weekly to the instructor for feedback. You can register for the self-directed online course anytime and go at your own pace.


There are three registration options:

1) Single Class ($45) – gives you access to the livestream and handouts for a single session

2) Pre-recorded Course ($400) – gives you access to the lecture recordings, handouts, Google classroom platform, and feedback on assignments

**you can enroll in the pre-recorded classes at any time!!

3) Full Course Live ($550) – gives you access to the livestream sessions, lecture recordings, handouts & resources, Google classroom platforms, and weekly assignment feedback



Have a restful holiday break!!

Wishing you all a restful holiday break!!

We will be closed until January 10th, excluding our Personal Statement Writing Workshop on January 6th.

See you all in the new year!!