Welcome to the Writing Centre!
We are here to assist all students with their academic writing assignments in any subject at any stage of the writing process.
This semester all our appointments will be online. This is not anything new for us since we have offered over 1,000 online appointments in the last three years.
Our trained writing tutors can help you with your writing tasks such as choosing a topic, formulating a thesis, generating ideas, organizing an outline, assessing paragraph development, documenting sources, and revising sentence structure, grammar, word choice, and punctuation.
We will not edit or proofread for you, but we will help you do that yourself. The great news is that we are free—there is no charge for our services.
In 2019-2020, the Writing Centre held over 2,700 appointments for 600 students in more than 230 different classes!
We also encourage you to come more than once. Writing Centre research consistently shows improvement in student writing after three sessions. For three consecutive semesters, TWU conducted a study of first-year English and Writing classes. Students who attended the Writing Centre averaged one letter grade higher than those who did not attend. In Fall 2018, the average GPA for first-year students who used the Writing Centre was two letter grades higher than first-year students who did not.
The first visit may require some bravery: to admit some confusion, to embrace some new way of knowing, or to re-consider a part of your paper. The Writing Tutor will seek to provide a safe, motivating environment.
We look forward to working with you!