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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, on all genres of assignments, and at all levels (from first to senior years).

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Our free 50 minute sessions are geared to you, the student, and to the particular paper you are working on. If you have not yet started writing, we can help you better understand the assignment expectations, plan your process, or begin fleshing out ideas. If you bring in a draft, we can work intensively with the text, showing you how to develop your analysis or improve its coherence. We can also help you with grammar and style, but rather than proofread papers for you, we teach you how to become a more effective editor of your own work. The Writing Centre provides a place for you to talk about your ideas and learn how to better communicate them.

 

How We Work

The Writing Room: Our Drop-in Space

English Language Learning

Our Policies

“Some of my deepest learning happens in the writing centre.”

“I can say with confidence that the most valuable tool I got from my university experience was learning to write well.”

Hear more from our former students.

 

CONTACT US

 

Email

newcollege.writingcentre@utoronto.ca

Offices

Wilson Hall

Rooms 2019, 2045, 2047: enter at 20 Willcocks Street, go upstairs.
Rooms 522D, 522E: enter the Ivey Library, go downstairs.

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Director
Deborah Knott, 416-978-8283, Room 2046, Wilson Hall.  On sabbatical 2017/2018.

Acting Director
Liz Newbery, 416-978-8274, Room 2045, Wilson Hall.