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Metadiscourse: What It Is, How to Use It and Why It’s So Important – Online Synchronous Workshop

November 1 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm EDT

This workshop is taught by Dr. Peter Grav.

Because academic writing is often complex, expert writers help their readers negotiate texts by explicitly referring to aspects of the texts themselves, such as their organization and intent, a practice known as “metadiscourse.” Not only is this aspect of academic writing a key tool to help your audience grasp the ideas in your work, it’s also a way to establish your authorial presence. In addition, as opposed to “content” information (i.e. what your research concerns), metadiscourse guides readers in a way that helps ensure that your work is read the way you intended. In this workshop, we’ll will look at the various types of metadiscourse and how to best use them to improve your writing

This is the fifth of 5 workshops in the Getting Through Graduate Work workshop series. 

This workshop will be offered live online and will not be recorded. Please register to receive a link to join the workshop at the scheduled time. If you are not able to register online or if you are not a currently registered U of T graduate student, please contact Sarah at sgs.gcac@utoronto.ca and she will register you manually.

Free