Tutors can help you to
- clarify your goals
- improve your organization and writing style
- learn how to outline, draft, and revise your work
- understand and practice academic writing conventions
- understand the rules of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation
Tutors cannot edit or proofread your work (i.e., correct grammar and punctuation).
Additional writing help
- Use the Assignment Planner to enter your due date and receive a 7-step plan to complete your assignment.
- Visit the Writing Help Guide to access student and faculty writing resources.
- Visit the Graduate Writing Guide to gain insight into graduate-level writing expectations.
- Join the Virtual Write-Ins for dedicated, structured time and community to make progress on your work.
- Contact Access and Equity Services (if registered) to inquire about funding for private tutoring support.
- Access philosophy tutoring via the Department of Philosophy for help with philosophy or any other argumentative papers.
- Contact the faculty member in residence for information about academic help for residence students.
If you provide an assignment question or writing draft, the tutor will first respond to your priorities. If there is time left, they will provide some other suggestions for strengthening your work.
If you don't provide a draft or assignment, the tutor can still answer your writing questions. For example, you might want to know about formatting in MLA, or you might need a clear explanation and examples of how to write a strong thesis statement. Maybe you have a quick grammar question. We are here to help you!
Note: Tutors cannot edit or proofread your work (i.e., correct the grammar and punctuation).
If you are an English language learner, EAP courses are also available.
The Writing Centre is located in room 142 Murray Library.
Take the elevator or stairs to the first floor, turn right and go past the help desk and rows of computer desks in the Learning Commons. The Writing Centre is in the back (north) corner of the space.
See the Murray Library (first floor, south wing) map in the Campus Maps PAWS channel.