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.
Click here to login and book an appointment. Once you've logged in, select the type of appointment you want, Face-to-Face or Online, or both, and click on "Appointments by Day" to open the booking schedule.
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS: Upload your paper--or even just some questions or rough notes--and at the appointed time one of our instructors will add comments and suggestions, then put it back on the system for you to download. After initially booking your online appointment, you can log in again closer to the appointment time to upload the most current version of your draft. PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally we run into technical problems uploading commented-on documents. If your paper doesn’t show up on the system for you to download after your appointment time, our instructors will try to email it to you, so check your inbox.
DROP-IN APPOINTMENTS: these are possible whenever the Centre is open for Face-to-Face appointments. 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.
The Academic Writing Centre will be closed for the holiday break after Thursday, December 11th. We reopen in the first week of classes in January. Appointments in the Winter term will be available for online booking beginning in the week of December 15th.