Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

The Writing Centre

Location change:

The Writing Centre has moved to HOL 104. We are on the ground floor, near the computers. 

Undergraduate Appointments:
  • Jan. 7 to Apr. 12, Mon. to Thurs 9:00am to 4:30pm; Fri. 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • After-hours appointments in House of Learning, TRU Student Residence, McGill Housing
  • Apr. 15 to 18: Limited Appointments Available
  • May 13 to Aug. 8, Mon. to Thurs. 9:00am to 3:00pm
Graduate (Master's Degree) appointments:
  • Jan. 12 - Apr. 27 (Online Courses only)
  • Evening appointments in Graduate Research Commons
  • Jan. 21 - Apr. 18 (In-person)
Open Learning students
  • Jan. 14 - Apr. 8 (WriteAway)
  • Apr. 12 - May 18 (WC Online)
  • May 21 - Aug. 7 (WriteAway)
Long Night Against Procrastination
Long Night Against Procrastination

Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely and isolating chore requiring endurance and fortitude. Attend Long Night Against Procrastination on March 21 from 8:00pm-8:00am and put a dent in your assignments by joining a community of campus writers and academic support services.

Workshops

All workshops take place in HOL 402. No registration is required; however, seating is limited. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Grammar Boot Camp  Fri. Feb. 15 (3:15 to 4:00)
Editing and Polishing your Work: 
Self Revision and Peer Editing
 Wed. Feb. 27 (5:15 to 6:00)
Integrating Source Material  Wed. Mar. 13 (5:15 to 6:00)
APA in a Nutshell  Wed. Mar. 20 (5:15 to 5:45)

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 help you become a better, more confident writer.

Register for the Writing Centre online

Book an Appointment 

The Writing Centre has handouts, videos, tutorials, and web links that you can use to improve your skills in many areas. Use our resources

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Writing Centre tutor

Become a tutor

There are several types of tutor opportunities for students in the Writing Centre: work study, honorarium, and volunteering.

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Confidentiality

We strive to maintain a positive, safe, supportive environment, and we take student confidentiality seriously. Therefore, we do not normally disclose information about a tutoring session without the permission of the student. Discussions and session information will be kept confidential unless a tutor believes a student may be at risk of harming themself or another, or there is an alleged violation of TRU’s Academic Integrity Policy.