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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. Sep. 5, 2017Contribute to the Writing and Communication Centre QuiltWriting and Communication Centre in a quilt

    Quilting, an excellent metaphor for community, assembles pieces to form a whole. Quilting is also an excellent metaphor for the recursive writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, and publishing.

    Throughout the year – September 2017 to August 2018, contribute a piece of yourself by adding to the Writing and Communication Centre Quilt.

  2. Aug. 15, 2017Service Disruption Friday, August 18sorry we're closed sign

    Writing and Communication Centre services will be unavailable Friday, August 18 at 12 p.m. for a staff event. Services will resume Monday, August 21, 2017. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Success Office at ext. 84410.

  3. Aug. 11, 2017Service Disruption Friday, August 11sprry we're closed sign

    Writing and Communication Centre services will be unavailable today, Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. for a staff event. Services will resume Monday, August 14, 2017. 

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  1. Sep. 25, 2017Grammar studio series

    Explore the ways that words and phrases fit together. Build simple and complex sentences. Make your paragraphs shine.

    This four-part summer series welcomes undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of experience to explore the mechanics of English, experiment with how its pieces fit together, and practice proofreading and editing.

  2. Sep. 25, 2017Conversation CafésA café with Conversation Café on the awning

    No registration required. Just drop in to SCH 228F on Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 6:15pm to informally discuss about a range of topics, including ones you suggest, or get some help composing your comments on the LEARN discussion boards. We’ll have coffee and tea available, so remember to bring a mug.

  3. Sep. 26, 2017Annotated bibliography using RefWorks

    This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

    Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

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  1. Aug. 31, 2017A Year in Writing: Piecing Together Writing, Art, Conversations, and Narratives through QuiltingWriting and Communication Centre in a quilt

    Quilting, an excellent metaphor for community, assembles pieces to form a whole. Quilting is also an excellent metaphor for the recursive writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, and publishing.

    Throughout the year – September 2017 to August 2018, contribute a piece of yourself by adding to this living quilt.

  2. Aug. 17, 2017The WCC's 2017 Summer Reading Campaignbook making a heart

    This summer, the Writing and Communication Centre embarked on a campaign to promote reading for enjoyment. Often our lives get too busy to do things just for fun. It’s understandable. Life gets hectic and tasks pile up; however, it’s extremely important to take time for yourself just because you can. We need to make more time for enjoyment, and what’s a better time than summer? 

  3. Aug. 9, 2017Lessons from being a peer tutorhelping others

    Since starting at the Writing and Communication Centre in May, I have learned numerous things about myself as a teacher and a student. Despite having a background in teaching, this was an entirely new style of teaching. In the past I had been a dance teacher, crew trainer and a choreographer, and while these all entailed certain skills in patience, communication, leadership and collaboration, having the opportunity to work in this position has only furthered these skills.

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