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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. July 17, 2019WCC Now Hiring Paid Arts Undergrads!
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    Hey, ARTS undergrads! JOIN OUR TEAM!

    Do you love writing?

    Do you get a kick out of designing slides and presenting to an audience?

    Do you want to help first-year ARTS students rock their Arts First experience?

  2. Mar. 11, 2019WCC Now Hiring Paid Peer Tutors!
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    Hey, Graduate and Undergraduate Students!

    Do you love writing?

    Do you get a kick out of designing slides and presenting to an audience?

    Do all of your friends come to you for help with their essays and reports?

  3. Mar. 8, 2019Monday Write Club now in Village 1 Training Room!

    Attention Undergrads!

    Our Monday night Write Club sessions have moved! Write Club will now be held in the Village 1 Training Room on Mondays from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

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  1. Aug. 23, 2019Grad Writing Café
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    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community. Stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  2. Aug. 27, 2019Grad Writing Café
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    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community. Stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  3. Aug. 30, 2019Grad Writing Café
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    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community. Stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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  1. July 24, 2019Managing self-care through self-reflective journal writing
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    Life is a balancing act and sometimes it can really test our perseverance. We are constantly juggling and multitasking a number of different things from work, assignments, plans with friends, personal downtime- you name it. There can be so much on your plate that it’s hard to prioritize your mental well-being. When this happens, it’s time to take a step back and practice some self-care strategies.

  2. June 19, 2019The power of synonyms: the good, the bad, and the in-between
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    When it comes to writing, every word has an impact and brings meaning along with it. In our assignments, our job is to take these different meanings and weave them together to be clear, engaging, and provide information to our audiences. Yet, when we get stumped or feel like our work is getting too repetitive, we turn to Google or Microsoft Word to help find synonyms. Sometimes this can work wonders, but other times it can have negative repercussions.

  3. May 31, 2019Tips and tricks on how-to write a professional email
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    Ever email your professor or employer and click the send button, only to realize seconds later it was littered with typos and grammar mistakes?

    The art of professional email writing can be challenging if you’re not too sure where to start. Learning the dos and don’ts of what to include will not only steer you in the right direction but help you develop your professional persona. Having a professional voice in writing and in speech is important because it establishes how you want to be perceived. There are so many ways you can let your professional side shine, and emails are one of them.

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