Welcome to the Writing and Communication Centre!
The University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre is a hub of communication and writing practice, support, and research on campus. Writing a paper? Designing a portfolio? Giving a presentation? From brainstorming to revision, understanding your assignment to presenting your work, we are here to support you in any discipline, at any stage of the communication process.
Watch our introductory video or click on one of the links below to learn more about our services.
As of November 9, 2022, masks are required for indoor academic activity at UWaterloo. WCC staff will be wearing masks for in-person appointments and programs, and we ask that students also wear a tight-fitting, multi-layer mask. A mask can be provided to any student who needs one at the time of their appointment. Masks are also available across campus, including in the Student Life Centre. The Writing and Communication Centre is pleased to offer both virtual and in-person appointments and programs this term.
Check out our introductory video!
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Hey grads! Are you interested in learning how to perfect your presentations and boost your writing abilities? Then join us for our Speak Like a Scholar program!
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We’re hiring undergraduate, master’s, and PhD UWaterloo students from all faculties to be peer tutors at the WCC next year. Our tutors meet with their peers in-person at the Library, in the WCC offices in SCH, as well as virtually from their own homes. They coach their peers on assignments, theses, research articles, grad school applications, research statements, and other documents.
The Writing and Communication Centre's one-to-one tutor appointments are one of, if not our most, impressive and well-received student-oriented services. Every day, the WCC receives messages from undergraduate and graduate students detailing how much they enjoyed meeting with our tutors and how much they appreciated their help. From cover letters to theses, our tutors are always prepared to provide you with high quality guidance on your work. With this in mind, the WCC would like to introduce a few of our fantastic tutors and share some of their thoughts with you!
When I first started my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, one of the biggest challenges I faced was learning how to bridge the gap between the writing skills that I brought with me from high school and the writing skills that were expected of me in university.
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So, you’re looking for ways to stay connected with the student community while getting schoolwork done. Joining a writing group seems to be the best fit because it looks like fun and a great way to meet others in university. But what exactly are writing groups and are there any benefits to being part of one?