Research & Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice

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All seminars take place in the EClassroom on the third floor of the library and organized in collaboration with the Victoria College Writing Centre.


Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing.

Instructors: Agatha BarcSusan K. Riggs

  • Thursday, March 2nd, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

Literature Reviews

Learn how to conduct comprehensive research and synthesize the “state of the art” knowledge on a particular topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn about the different kinds of literature reviews you may be asked to write at university, the steps to writing a literature review, including how to organize your content, and more.

Instructors: Colin Deinhardt, Susan K. Riggs

  • Thursday, March 9th, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.


Registration is not required to attend the seminars, but it is recommended. To register, please complete the registration form.

Seminar Materials 

Handouts and other resources will be posted on the seminar research guide. The password to access the materials will be provided by the instructors in-class on the day of the seminar.

About the Seminars

  • attendance can be counted toward credit for the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)
  • they are interactive, and will provide you with practical experience in critical reading, research and writing skills essential to completing university-level assignments


Please contact Roma Kail (librarian, E.J. Pratt Library) for more information: r [dot] kail [at] utoronto [dot] ca.

Last updated: February 16, 2017

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