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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. Feb. 15, 2019WCC Office Closed Friday, February 15, 2019Image says Office Closure Friday, February 15, 2019

    The Writing and Communication Centre Office will be closing Friday, February 15, 2019.
    Drop-ins at DP Library will still be running 10am-12am.
    Grad Café will still be running in SCH 228F 9am-12pm.

  2. Feb. 6, 2019All WCC Services Cancelled TodayImage says service interruption all WCC services are closed today

    Service Interruption! Due to the university closure, all Writing and Communication Centre appointments, drop-ins, and workshops are cancelled for Wednesday, February 6, 2019. We apologise for the inconvenience.

  3. Jan. 29, 2019AHS Drop-ins closed Tuesday, January 29, 2019Image says service interruption: AHS drop-ins closed today

    Service interruption: AHS Drop-ins will be closed today (Tuesday, January 29, 2019). Drop-ins are still available at Dana Porter Library from 10 am - 7 pm and Davis Centre Library from 11 am - 3 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  1. Feb. 22, 2019Grad Writing CaféGroup sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

  2. Feb. 25, 2019Not just a lab report: The recipe for communicating in all research disciplines

    Effectively communicating your research findings is an important skill that crosses disciplines. Learn the basic structure and organization of a lab report and how these create the building blocks for writing a successful research-based thesis. In this workshop we will review how to write: clear research objectives and methodologies, descriptive results, and effective discussions. This workshop is for students who have no prior experience with writing lab-reports, and students who want to refine their writing skills in order to prepare for a research-based thesis. Feel free to bring a hard copy of a completed lab report, or one in progress, for an open Q & A session at the end of the workshop.

    Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

  3. Feb. 26, 2019Grad Writing CaféGroup sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

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  1. Feb. 21, 2019A stroke of creativityKatie Ledecky swimming front crawl

    Think back to your first swimming lesson, or the first time you went to the pool. Did you jump in with both feet right away? If so, how did that go? Likely, you got in slowly, or if you decided to take the leap, hopefully someone caught you before you got into trouble. Now think of an Olympic swimmer like Katie Ledecky or Penny Oleksiak. How do they get in the water at the start of a race? When the buzzer goes off, there’s no time to use the ladder.

  2. Feb. 18, 2019Thesaurus abuse: or a gross misappropriation of lexicona crazed man hacking through a door with an axe to attack a cartoon thesaurus

    A thesaurus groups together words that are similar in meaning. It exists for those tip-of-the-tongue moments when the right word seems just out of reach: “Gah! I need another word for something that’s pretentious … to be pretentious, to put on airs … Ah! An affectation!”

  3. Feb. 13, 2019Splendid poems for special people

    Roses are red.
    Violet's are blue.
    This poem trope's old.
    Let's try something new.

    Valentine’s Day. A holiday known for being either charming or corny, depending on who you ask. 

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