Writing resources

Writing resources

UBC Writing Centre
The UBC Writing Centre offers free tutorials to UBC students. You must sign up for an appointment on the sign-up sheets posted outside Room 213 of Ponderosa Annex C. The weekly sign-up sheets are posted every Friday.

They also offer an online writer’s workshop that provides answers to frequently asked questions, a text submission tool, and links to many other resources.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Free online writing resources and instructional material from Purdue University.

Grammar Girl
A collection of casual, fun articles and podcasts about writing.

Presentation resources

UBC Library has compiled a list of presentation skill resources.

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology hosts presentation skills workshops. Check here for a schedule.

Here’s a Vimeo video called Five Steps to Great Presentations.

For some tips on creating good slides for presentations, check out You Suck at PowerPoint!

Lifehacker has a great collection of articles and video about enhancing skills and improving productivity including, Rock Your Presentation with the Right Tools and Apps and How to Create Presentations that Don’t Suck.

UBC Toastmasters

Poster resources

Here’s an entertaining website with tips on designing scientific posters, including links to good examples and bad examples.