Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

The Writing Centre

Located in Old Main 2674

Face-to-face appointments:
  • Jan. 8 - Apr. 13, Mon. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 9 - Apr. 13 Mon. to Thurs. 4:30 to 6:30 (House of Learning) 
  • Feb. 7 - Apr. 13 Wed. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (McGill Res & New Res) 
  • Apr. 16 to 20: Limited Appointments Available
Graduate (Master's Degree) appointments:
  • Jan. 22 - Apr. 19 (In-Person and Online)
Open Learning students
  • Jan. 15 - Apr. 9 (WriteAway)
  • Apr. 13 - May 18 (WCOnline)
  • May 22 - August TBA (WriteAway)

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.

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Workshops for Winter 2018

Writing For Your Discipline: Rhetorical Forms and Essay Styles Wednesday, Feb. 7 4:00 – 4:30 (30 minutes) Understanding the difference between various kinds of academic writing (argumentative essay, persuasive essay, critical reflection, summary, analysis, etc.)
Structuring Your Research Essay Thursday, Feb. 15 4:30 – 5:00 (30 minutes) Organizing and structuring your research essay; achieving unity and coherence in your writing
The Ins and Outs of APA Monday, Feb. 26 4:30 – 5:20 (50 minutes) Understanding APA (format, in-text citations, references page)
Integrating Source Material Wednesday, March 7 4:00 – 4:40 (40 minutes) Paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting effectively
The Best Way to Make New Friends is to Correct Strangers’ Grammar Monday, March 12 4:30 – 5:20 (50 minutes) Grammar tips; editing examples for punctuation and grammar
The Ins and Outs of MLA Tuesday, March 20 4:30 – 5:20 (50 minutes) Understanding MLA (format, in-text citations, works cited page)
Short and Sweet! Achieving Brevity and Clarity in Your Writing Thursday, March 29 4:30 – 5:00 (30 minutes) Achieving brevity and clarity in your writing; editing examples for clarity
Editing and Polishing your Work: Self-revision and Peer Editing Wednesday, April 4 4:00 – 4:40 (40 minutes) Tips for editing your work; working with peers to offer and receive editing feedback

Use our resources

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

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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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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.