BAU SFL (School of Foreign Languages) is starting an “Online Writing Support Unit” (OWSU) to run in the Spring Term of this academic year for Graduate School students starting from the week of 21-25 March. Stephen Kuntz, the Associate Director of Academic Success Center, in the University of Alberta in Canada will be facilitating the unit activities.
OWSU aims to empower students of BAU Graduate School to become more confident writers in their coursework & beyond. There will be two types of activities to run in OWSU:
1. Writing Track (one-on-one online writing tutorials): Writing Track sessions are “one-on-one” online writing tutorials to be held on MS Teams. A graduate student can book a 25-minute appointment to get individualized assistance with their writing assignments. Learners should have all relevant documents ready with them (e.g. their drafts, assignment prompt, course readings etc.) before the appointment. Please note that these sessions aim to “support” leaners in their writing process by helping them improve their own writing & editing skills rather than “fixing” their papers.
2. Writing Workshops (weekly online sessions): Writing workshops are 1-hour long online input sessions on a variety of topics that address various stages of academic writing. Graduate learners can attend these online workshops synchronously (live) or asynchronously (after the session). For live participation, learners are required to register to the workshop in advance. Learners who miss these live workshops are welcome to watch the records by clicking on the relevant links to be provided on the Graduate School’s website.