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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).

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The Writing Centre is offering virtual synchronous workshops throughout the semester.

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Workshop Title Date and Time
Study Strategies Sept 28, 10:30am - 11:20pm
APA in a Nutshell 7th edition Oct. 5, 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Summarizing, Quoting, Phrasing Oct. 19, 10:30am - 11:20am
MLA in a Nutshell (9th Edition) Nov. 2, 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Indigenous Style (IS) in a Nutshell Nov. 16, 10:30am - 11:20am
Test-taking Strategies Nov. 30, 1:30pm - 2:20pm

Creative Writing Fridays

  • Calling all creative writers! The Writing Centre is open on Fridays from 2:00pm – 3:30pm 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

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