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.
Appointments through to the week after Thanksgiving are now available: click here to login and book one. The rest of our Fall schedule of both face-to-face and online appointments will be available soon!
Drop-in appointments are possible whenever the Centre is open. Most drop-ins happen when another student misses an appointment or cancels at the last minute, so we can't guarantee their availability, but if you can wait for a while (bring some reading!), we'll try to fit you in.