The Writing Centre
Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Writing Centre can assist you by providing feedback on your writing. Students may receive help with any stage of the writing process: assignment interpretation; generating ideas; creating an outline; lower-order concerns such as sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation; higher-order concerns such as clarity of ideas and soundness of arguments; research and citation; and revision and editing. Our goal is to encourage students to realize their strengths, make critical choices about their writing, and discover their authentic voice!
We offer in-person (face-to-face) appointments in OM 1411 as well as online, virtual appointments (synchronous and asynchronous).
The Writing Centre is offering virtual synchronous workshops throughout the semester.
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|Workshop Title||Date and Time|
|APA in a Nutshell (7th Edition)||Feb. 1, 1:30pm – 2:20pm|
|Summarizing, Quoting, Paraphrasing||Feb. 15, 10:30am – 11:20am|
|MLA in a Nutshell (9th Edition)||Mar. 1, 1:30pm – 2:20pm|
|Indigenous Style (IS) in a Nutshell||Mar. 15, 10:30am – 11:20am|
Creative Writing Fridays
- Calling all creative writers! The Writing Centre is open on Fridays from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm for drop-in creative writing sessions.
- Join a community of fellow writers for tea, snacks, and encouragement! Students will have the opportunity to write to a prompt, work on their own writing projects, and receive feedback.
What students can expect from the Writing Centre
The Writing Centre acknowledges that the writing process is "an inherently imperfect, ongoing process fraught with insecurity" (Chavez, 2021, p. 172).
Writing Centre tutors are trained to:
- ask questions
- listen carefully
- highlight your strengths
- encourage you to build your writing skills by providing explanations, examples, and resources
- avoid "editing" or "correcting" an entire paper