The Academic Writing Centre, Room 214 in the new wing of the College, offers one-on-one help with all aspects of academic writing. You can come in at any stage of the writing process, from the starting point to the final draft, and you can bring the same paper in for several appointments if necessary. In a 45-minute session an experienced instructor will read your work-in-progress and help you understand the topic, develop an effective thesis, organize a strong argument, document your sources correctly, and improve your grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.
We will also work with you on time management, lecture-listening and note-taking, studying and test-taking strategies, or any other academic skills that you want to improve. The portable documents on this page are examples of the many self-help handouts we offer; you’ll find many more on the main U of T Writing site.
Hours of Operation, Week of May 21st:
Most of our Summer term schedule from May to late July is now available for online booking; appointment hours through to the end of August will be online soon. Click here to login and book an appointment. When the appointments on a particular day have all been booked, the system enables you to put yourself on a waiting list: if an appointment on that day becomes available later on, e.g. if someone cancels, you'll be notified by email. You can also try for an appointment as a drop-in anytime the Centre is open.
ONLINE DOCUMENT APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE!
If you can’t make it to the Writing Centre for a face-to-face appointment, try our new online Document appointments. Once you've logged in, click on the “Document” button and then on the “Appointments by Day” link to see available days and times. You have to upload your document when you book the appointment, so don't book this kind of appointment far in advance. Word docs only, please! The instructor will download your document and add comments and suggestions to it at the appointed time, and then it will be uploaded back to the system for you to retrieve.
If no document appointments are available when you want one, you can put yourself on a waiting list. We'll be monitoring the waiting lists closely and adding more appointments when necessary, so check for updates regularly.