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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. 17, 2018Grad Writing Café Cancelled September 25Image of a megaphone that says Service Disruption. Below the megaphone reads Grad Writing Cafe Cancelled on September 25, 2018.

    The Grad Writing Cafe will be cancelled on Tuesday, September 25 and will resume on Friday, September 28, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  2. Aug. 2, 2018Fall 2018 Appointments Available on August 13Image of the WCOnline online booking calendar

    Appointments with the Writing & Communication Centre for the Fall 2018 term will become available through WCOnline on Monday, August 13th, 2018. Students will be unable to book appointments for the Fall term until this date.

  3. 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!

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  1. Sep. 20, 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. Sep. 21, 2018Grad Writing CaféGroup sitting around table with drinks and laptops

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

  3. Sep. 25, 2018Grad 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. Sep. 14, 2018References: Paper killerMultiple books lined up alonside one another. Source:Collectors Club of Chicago.

    They are the bane of every undergraduate student when it comes to written assignments. References are, almost always, the hardest part of a paper for new students for many reasons. One of the biggest gripes that new students have is how long it takes to find the correct sources for their paper. Especially in the case of evidence-based writing, finding the right references and utilizing it more often than not takes up more time than actually writing the paper itself. Given these challenges, here a few tips on how to help you find and use those quality references.

  2. Sep. 10, 2018Introducing your Fall 2018 Peer Tutors

    Now that the new term has started, our four co-op students have arrived and are ready to help out at drop-ins and appointments!  Learn more about our new co-op students.

  3. Aug. 27, 2018Reflecting on the past pen and paper writing

    During these past four months, I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students through drop-ins at the library as well as during appointments at the Writing and Communication Centre. Among the teaching and communication skills that I have learned through this experience, I am also thankful for the lessons learned. Here are a few:

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