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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. 16, 2018Writing and Communication Centre Closed April 16th

    Due to inclement weather, the Writing and Communication Centre will be closed today. All appointments and Dissertation Boot Camp have been cancelled. Please visit WCOnline to reschedule your appointment.

  2. Apr. 12, 2018New Grad Writing Cafe on Tuesdays!

    Due to popularity, the Writing and Communication Centre will be adding a second weekly Grad Writing Café on Tuesday mornings. Beginning on Tuesday, May 15th, grad students will be able to join us on both Tuesday and Friday mornings to write together, connect to our grad writing community, and stay motivated! See our Grad Writing Café page for more information.

  3. Apr. 6, 2018Drop-ins

    Drop-in services for the Winter 2018 term will end on Thursday, April 6. Booked appointments are unaffected, so book an appointment on WCONLINE . Drop-in services for the Spring 2018 term will start on Monday, May 14.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 519 888 4567 ext. 30436.

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  1. Apr. 25, 2018Faculty 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:

  2. Apr. 27, 2018Grad Writing CaféClare with snacks in front of grads attending a write-in

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

  3. May 2, 2018Faculty 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:

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  1. Apr. 23, 2018Tips for Tackling Classic Novelsold books on a shelf

  2. Apr. 17, 2018Writing genre series: Formal visual art analysisStarry Night by Vincent van Gogh

    I’ve always had an interest in art, whether I am creating it or viewing someone else’s. Art galleries are my favourite place to explore visual art as I get to experience how another artist creates their work of art and how it relates to their own concept of art. Through high school and my undergraduate studies, Formal Visual Art Analysis has been an important part of my studies in Fine Arts. 

  3. Apr. 9, 2018Writing genre series: Poetry analysisThe word poetry is spelled out in colourful letters against an orange backdrop.

    In our last two writing genre series blog posts, I offered some tips on Graduate School Applications and Catharina discussed the conventions of Lab Report writing. Her upcoming genre topic will be Visual Arts Analysis and you can check it out on April 16th!

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