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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. June 4, 2018Grad Writing Cafe in SCH 219 on June 5 and 12

    The Grad Writing Cafe will be moved to South Campus Hall room 219 on Tuesday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 12.

    Don't forget to bring a mug!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. June 18, 2018Literature reviews for grads (Part A): Organizing research

    Literature reviews are a keystone of academic writing. This workshop explores using the Matrix Method to manage your literature review.  Bring a laptop or mobile device so that you can begin applying this method to your own work. 

    Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

  2. June 19, 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. June 20, 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. June 18, 2018A new chapter group picture of the writing and communication center staff

    Last week, we celebrated John Vardon who has made a tremendous impact in his 40+ years working as a Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist at the Writing and Communication Centre. As John retires and starts a new adventure in doing so, we look back at his time spent here.

  2. June 11, 201810 ways to recycle your old booksbook shelf on a wall surrounded by plants

    Books are hard to get rid of because like a vacation or lecture, at some point they either took us on a journey or taught us something. As a result many people end up with a collection of books that they haven’t touched in years. If you do decide to renew your library here are a couple of ideas on how to transform your books into new things or how to pass them on to someone else.

  3. June 1, 2018How to keep your reader intriguedold man reading on a park bench

    Within the first seven seconds of meeting someone, the average person will already have formed a first impression. Now, this could be due to a variety of reasons such as body language, tone or appearance. On the other hand, when it comes to writing, first impressions are formed differently. The first couple of pages give the reader a fairly good idea of whether they would like to continue or not. Here are a couple of tricks to keep the writer engaged.

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