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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. Communication is part of all academic and professional activities, and we offer a welcoming space to discuss, explore, plan, and implement feedback and strategies.

Whether you’re designing a presentation, building your ePortfolio, writing a report, or presenting at a conference, we work with you at every stage of the communication design process. Our sessions are collaborative and open. As the writer, your voice and ideas come first. Think of us as your partners in communication. We’re here to listen, discuss, and help you develop your academic and professional voice.

We are located next to the Student Success Office on the second floor of South Campus Hall (SCH). Drop by or contact us with any questions.

  1. Aug. 15, 2017Service Disruption Friday, August 18sorry we're closed sign

    Writing and Communication Centre services will be unavailable Friday, August 18 at 12 p.m. for a staff event. Services will resume Monday, August 21, 2017. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Success Office at ext. 84410.

  2. Aug. 11, 2017Service Disruption Friday, August 11sprry we're closed sign

    Writing and Communication Centre services will be unavailable today, Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. for a staff event. Services will resume Monday, August 14, 2017. 

  3. June 23, 2017Now Hiring: ELPE Proctors

    The application form for ELPE proctors for September 2017 is now available. Check out the job description and link to the online application form.

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  1. Aug. 23, 2017Faculty Writing CaféGroup writing in a classroom

    Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together. After the writing session you are welcome to stay to discuss writing goals, challenges and strategies with your colleagues.

    Faculty Writing Café: Wednesdays from 2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

  2. Aug. 25, 2017Grad Writing CaféClare with snacks in front of grads attending a write-in

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Fridays 9 – 12 p.m., SCH 228F

  3. Aug. 30, 2017Faculty Writing CaféGroup writing in a classroom

    Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer a dedicated writing space (with coffee, tea, and treats!) for faculty to write together. After the writing session you are welcome to stay to discuss writing goals, challenges and strategies with your colleagues.

    Faculty Writing Café: Wednesdays from 2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F

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  1. Aug. 9, 2017Lessons from being a peer tutorhelping others

    Since starting at the Writing and Communication Centre in May, I have learned numerous things about myself as a teacher and a student. Despite having a background in teaching, this was an entirely new style of teaching. In the past I had been a dance teacher, crew trainer and a choreographer, and while these all entailed certain skills in patience, communication, leadership and collaboration, having the opportunity to work in this position has only furthered these skills.

  2. Aug. 1, 2017Looking ahead: planning for the fall termfall themed welcome back

    September can bring many things: a new school, a new term, a new adventure or a new job. As the leaves are just starting to change, you may be too. A new school year can mean new goals, expectations, discoveries and challenges. As a student heading into my third year of studies, September represents a chance to get back on track and refocus. After a summer of working at the Writing and Communication Centre and seeing so many students achieve their own academic goals, face their own challenges and learn new things in their field, I’m excited to do the same.

  3. July 20, 2017Tackling the essay examstudent sweating during exam

    Essay exams often test you on the big picture concepts of a course. The idea of writing an essay in one sitting, especially without knowing the question in advance, may seem like an impossible task. Preparing for these exams may seem intimidating; however, essay exams can become a bit more bearable with some good preparation.

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