Welcome to the WCC!

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? We're here to help you to work through all stages of the communication process. 

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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. Nov. 8, 2019Three Sessions Left at Pharmacy
    book one of our three remaining sessions at the Pharmacy Campus

    WCC offers one-on-one appointments at Pharmacy every other Thursday and there are only three sessions left this term! These sessions are appointment-only, so book your spot on WCOnline soon: http://ow.ly/p7ub50x6ePy

  2. Oct. 31, 2019Workshop Cancelled: Professionalism in Your Communication
    Workshop Cancelled

    The professional communication workshop previously scheduled for 1:00PM - 3:00PM today (October 31st) has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience!

  3. Oct. 15, 2019AHS Drop-ins Closed Today
    AHS Drop-ins Closed today (Oct. 15th)

    Drop-in appointments at AHS will not be running today. Please visit our other drop-in locations at the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries!

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  1. Nov. 12, 2019An Exam Essay Survival Guide

    Exam essays can be intimidating. Summarizing an entire course in a few pages doesn't seem humanly possible, right?

    Well, it's certainly not an easy undertaking — but as a seasoned veteran of exam essays, I can ensure you with confidence that it IS possible. Summarized in four key takeaways, this guide is what I've learned about exam essays and how to survive them.

  2. July 24, 2019Managing self-care through self-reflective journal writing
    Two journals and two pencils on a white desk.

    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.

  3. June 19, 2019The power of synonyms: the good, the bad, and the in-between
    Man sitting at a desk with his laptop and his notebook beside him.

    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.

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