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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. Oct. 11, 2018October 11 Undergrad Cafe MovedPoster reads Thursday October 11 The writing & Communication Cafe will be held in SCH 219

    The Undergraduate Writing & Communication Cafe will be held in SCH 219 on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The Cafe will resume in MC 4060 on Thursday, October 18, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  2. Sep. 20, 2018HeForShe Writing ContestHeForShe Writing Contest

    Presented by the Writing and Communication Centre and the Book Store

  3. Sep. 17, 2018Grad Writing Café Cancelled September 25Image of a megaphone that says Service Disruption. Below the megaphone reads Grad Writing Cafe Cancelled on September 25, 2018.

    The Grad Writing Cafe will be cancelled on Tuesday, September 25 and will resume on Friday, September 28, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2018Grad Writing CaféGroup sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

  2. Nov. 20, 2018Grammar studio series: Workshop 3

    Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Make your paragraphs shine.

    This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

  3. Nov. 20, 2018Conversation CafésA café with Conversation Café on the awning

    No registration required. Just drop in to SCH 228F on Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 6:15pm to informally discuss about a range of topics, including ones you suggest, or get some help composing your comments on the LEARN discussion boards. We’ll have coffee and tea available, so remember to bring a mug.

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  1. Nov. 9, 2018NaNoWriMo: a writer's marathon2018 NaNoWriMo banner

    Have you ever wanted to write a novel? If the answer is yes, this blog post is definitely for you. If the answer is no, like myself, then not to worry; you can still benefit from this information.

    Writing a novel takes a lot of time and dedication, which can be a big deterrent for many people. However, National Novel Writing Month is a good opportunity to finally get that novel started or, if you don’t want to write a novel, improve your writing.

  2. Nov. 5, 2018How to get over writer’s blockRed brick wall

    Writer’s block – it happens to everyone. It’s probably the hardest thing to overcome for any writer. In an effort to help others with this situation, I have compiled a list of strategies that I use when I’m having a hard time thinking of what to write.  


  3. Oct. 30, 2018How to ensure clear communication in writingA boy looking at interconnected arrows leading to different endpoints in confusion.

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