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New to UM? Sign up for the Reading to Write program

May 26, 2023 — 

If you’re starting at the University of Manitoba this fall, you might be feeling a mix of excitement and anxiety. UM offers summer skill building sessions to help new students prepare for university. The Academic Learning Centre offers the Reading to Write program  to help you get a head start on developing some of the essential academic skills you’ll need.

This 3-week online program is free for incoming students or UM students who have completed fewer than 60 credits. It is a non-credit program that will have no impact on your GPA, but is eligible for recognition on the Experience Record (formerly Co-curricular Record). It is an excellent opportunity for students to practice academic English reading and writing during the summer months. Sometimes, even if you’re comfortable with the English language, academic writing can be challenging. The program can help you refine your skills, improve your writing style, and learn new strategies for tackling complex academic texts.

Students whose first language is not English may be less familiar with academic English conventions and assignment instructions. By participating in the program, you can gain a better understanding of academic writing styles, structures and vocabulary to help you feel more confident in your ability to navigate the academic landscape and succeed in upcoming coursework. Online feedback from trained Academic Learning Centre tutors will help identify strengths and areas that need improvement and will help you take your academic writing to a new level. 

Session details:

Session 1: July 3 – July 21           

Register by June 15

Session 2: July 24 – August 12

Register by July 15


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