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Welcome to the Writing Centre.
The University of Waterloo Writing 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.
- Jan. 11, 2017
- Oct. 18, 2016
The Writing Centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Thursday, October 20. Writing services - writing appointments and drop-ins - will be unavailable, but come to the Celebration Fair in STC main lobby to help the Writing Centre celebrate this 40th anniversary milestone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- July 4, 2016
- Feb. 22, 2017
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: Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in SCH 228F
- Feb. 24, 2017
Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!
Fridays 9 – 11 a.m., SCH 228F
- Feb. 28, 2017
The assertion-evidence model is frequently used for academic presentations. In this workshop, we review slide design as well as presentation organization and delivery. Bring a laptop or mobile device so that you can practice applying this useful model to your own work.
Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.
- Nov. 10, 2016
It’s widely acknowledged that the number of people who regularly read for pleasure has been in decline over the past decades (Flood). Accordingly, although today’s post-secondary students spend a great deal of time poring over academic articles and studying classic novels for courses on literature, they’re less likely to pick out a book that interests them and read it purely for entertainment and relaxation.
- Nov. 3, 2016
Exams are almost upon us, and a familiar sense of foreboding has settled over the campus. One exam element that can be particularly intimidating for some students is the timed essay: an exam question which demands a full essay on a topic that is typically revealed for the first time during the test. While these kinds of questions may seem scary, there are plenty of ways to make them easy for yourself. Read on for tips about how to prepare in advance of the exam and how to approach timed essays before, during, and after the writing process.
- Oct. 27, 2016
Often, the hardest part of completing a writing project is getting started. Whether you’re working on an essay, a lab report, or an online discussion post, there are all sorts of problems that can prevent you from penning those first few words. Let’s break down a few of those problems and explore some solutions that can help get the sentences flowing.