Academic Writing Centre

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.

The Academic Writing Centre opens for the new term in the week of September 21st.  Click here to login with your UTORid and book an appointment.


Portable Documents

Quick Facts

  • Normally, you can have only one booked appointment per week and two booked appointments on the system at a time, including online appointments. As soon as you have completed an appointment, you can book another.
  • When the level of demand permits, we will allow two booked appointments per week and up to three booked appointments ahead. Drop-ins don't count towards the allowed appointment limits--you can have them in addition to booked appointments anytime.
  • Missing an appointment or cancelling one with less than 24 hours notice results in a penalty point being assigned to your account. If you accumulate 2 full points, your booking privileges will be suspended.
  • Our instructors will help you with graduate/professional school application letters and statements, but there is a limit of two appointments for this kind of consultation.