A writing centre instructor working one on one with a student, in the Wilson Hall Lounge.

“Some of my deepest learning happens in the Writing Centre. The one-on-one appointments offer an opportunity not only to improve my academic and creative writing skills but also to engage with fellow scholars in conversations that test my understanding of course material and enhance my ability to think critically.”

Fourth-year Women & Gender Studies major

The Writing Centre provides personalized, one-on-one sessions with highly skilled instructors to help you develop your thinking and writing at university.

Meeting with one of our friendly and supportive instructors is one of the most effective ways of improving your writing, whether you are working on your very first university essay or your first publication. We work with students at all stages of the research and writing process, across all fields of study, and on all genres of assignments, including lab reports, essays, business reports, policy briefs and research proposals. All of our instructors hold graduate degrees in their fields.

Our free 50-minute sessions are geared to you, the student, and to the particular paper you are working on. Our instructors can help you improve analytic skills, formulate a strong thesis, construct coherent arguments, present evidence persuasively, develop critical reading skills and express ideas in clear prose. Essentially, the Writing Centre provides a place for you to talk about your ideas and learn how to better communicate them.

Visit us early in the term to get your year off on the right track! You can also come by our drop-in space, the Writing Room, or attend one of our writing retreats. We welcome multilingual students who are working in English as an additional language.

For more information about our programs and to book appointments, visit us online at www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/writing.