During COVID-19, Student Learning Commons services continue.
For the complete range, including consultations, support, workshops, handouts, and groups, see SLC services continue online.  


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:20am
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:20am
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:20am
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:20am

All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

The normal organization of information in English clauses is old to new. This means that new and important information tends to appear later in the clause or sentence. Most sentences, therefore, should begin with old, familiar, or “given” information—something the reader can “recover” from context—and move toward information that is unfamiliar, unexpected, or “news” (Halliday & Matthiessen, 2004, p. 91). Learn how use this “given/ new contract,” to organize your writing so that it conforms to the expectations of your readers.

To join this workshop remotely through Zoom, please click here.

Attendance at any Student Learning Commons workshop or having viewed any online webinar recording is eligible for inclusion on your Co-Curricular Record. To receive Co-Curricular credits, fill out the Webinar Reflection Form for CCR.

Note: Students cannot receive Co-Curricular (CCR) credits for a workshop if the workshop is already being used to receive academic credit in a course.

Tim Mossman

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