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.

Face-to-Face and Online appointments throughout the summer are available for booking now.  Click here to login!

Drop-ins are available anytime during Face-to-Face hours, but these depend on other students missing their appointments or canceling at the last minute; they're not guaranteed, in other words, but if you can wait for a while (bring some reading!), we'll try to fit you in.  You'll see the current week's Face-to-Face hours on the Welcome page that opens when you log into our booking system.

 

 

Portable Documents

Quick Facts

  • During the Spring and Summer sessions, you can have up to two booked appointments per week, including online appointments.
  • You can also have more than one drop-in appointment per week. The best times to try for drop-ins are early in the day--that's when the majority of no-shows and last-minute cancellations happen.
  • Thanks to a recent upgrade of our system, it's now possible to book an online appointment far in advance, and then upload an up-to-date version of your draft just before the appointment time.
  • 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.