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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. Apr. 7, 2017Writing and Communication Centre - new name

    The Writing Centre has changed to the Writing and Communication Centre following Board of Governors approval earlier this week.

    The Centre’s new name reflects its growth over the past few years, including new roles and expanded programming that better meet the diverse needs of students, postdocs, and faculty in changing communication contexts. In addition to writing, the Centre now provides coaching and support for a range of communication activities, from digital design to presentation skills.

  2. Apr. 3, 2017Extended drop-in hours for April Scrabble (game) tiles

    Feeling stressed? Still have that end-of-term paper due? Come visit our extended drop-in hours to get help with your writing or to play some word-themed board games. Drop-in sessions will be available from 11am-2pm at the DP library from April 10-21. We hope to see you there!

  3. Jan. 11, 2017Literature review module on WriteOnline.cawriteonline.ca logo

    The Writing Centre is excited to announce the launch of the literature review module for WriteOnline.ca. The literature review module will help users to

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  1. Apr. 26, 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. Apr. 28, 2017Grad write-insClare 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 – 11 a.m., SCH 228F

  3. May 3, 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. Nov. 10, 2016Five Reasons Reading for Fun Will Make You a Better Student (in Any Discipline)woman reading under tree

    It’s widely acknowledged that the number of people who regularly read for pleasure has been in decline over the past decades (Flood). Accordingly, although today’s post-secondary students spend a great deal of time poring over academic articles and studying classic novels for courses on literature, they’re less likely to pick out a book that interests them and read it purely for entertainment and relaxation.

  2. Nov. 3, 20169 Tips to Ace That Timed EssayImage of a happy dog with the caption

    Exams are almost upon us, and a familiar sense of foreboding has settled over the campus. One exam element that can be particularly intimidating for some students is the timed essay: an exam question which demands a full essay on a topic that is typically revealed for the first time during the test. While these kinds of questions may seem scary, there are plenty of ways to make them easy for yourself. Read on for tips about how to prepare in advance of the exam and how to approach timed essays before, during, and after the writing process.

  3. Oct. 27, 2016The First Word is the Hardest: How to Get Working on a Writing Assignment

    Often, the hardest part of completing a writing project is getting started. Whether you’re working on an essay, a lab report, or an online discussion post, there are all sorts of problems that can prevent you from penning those first few words. Let’s break down a few of those problems and explore some solutions that can help get the sentences flowing.

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