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Workshops and classes at Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)

Library classes

No classes scheduled.

Library instruction information for Surrey faculty

General classes

Encourage your students to take advantage of the free drop-in general information literacy and library research skills workshops offered for researchers of all levels at the beginning of each semester.

Tailored instruction

Contact your Librarian if you would like your students to benefit from an in-person or online library research class, web guide or online tutorial. In these course and assignment oriented presentations, librarians teach students to analyze their topics, develop effective search strategies and identify the best information resources. Each year, SFU faculty invite librarians to more than 400 classes reaching over 10,000 students. Liaison librarians also welcome the opportunity to work with faculty to help design assignments with a library research focus or component.

Workshops for undergraduates

Hot Tips for Revising

Congratulations--you've drafted your paper! What's next? This workshop overviews a technique of revising higher-order concerns, then looking at the finer details of your piece. You'll also learn more about common errors that can trip up even strong writers. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Distinguish between Higher and Lower Order writing concerns;
  • Learn revision strategies that help you focus on higher order concerns first;
  • Gain insight into common types of writing errors and learn to spot them in your own writing. 

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 3695

Successful Exam Writing

Focusing on the period immediately before and during exams, this workshop will touch on preparation and then discuss time management during exams, as well as common types of questions:  multiple choice, problem solving, essay and short answer.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 3695

Uncluttering Your Prose

"Too wordy. Redundant. Be concise." If you've ever received these kinds of comments on your papers--or if you just want to take your style to the next level--this workshop is for you! Learn techniques you can use right away to help you pare your prose and write with greater clarity, succinctness, and power. 

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC (Student Learning Commons), Rm 3695

Workshops for graduates

Thesis reBoot

Thesis reBoot is a day-long thesis writing retreat designed for graduate students who have already participated in Thesis Boot Camp.  

Along with a comfortable, quiet working environment, writing and research support, and snacks and lunches, this day-long writing retreat offers students community and motivation in that final push towards the completion of their dissertation or thesis.

More information can be found on the Thesis reBoot page.

Upcoming Workshops

Dates Location
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm Surrey, Galleria 5, Rm 5080