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About

We are now currently closed and will re-open in September! 

The Writing Centre is a place where you can talk about your writing and find answers to questions you may have about writing at a university level. While we mainly focus on academic writing, we also help students, faculty, and staff to write for diverse audiences, including professionals and community members.

You are welcome to visit the Writing Centre early in the term to learn about our Centre and how we can help you prepare for writing assignments.

Our Writing Centre Coordinator, Dr. Magdalena Kubow and our team of writing tutors love to help students learn more about Canadian academic expectations and develop multilingual and multimodal communication skills. Our tutors are trained undergraduate students who are passionate about writing and communicating ideas.

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: @WritingCentreatBrescia
Twitter: @BresciaWriting

In Dr. Kubow’s office (MSJ 120), we have a collection of writing handbooks, style guides, and handouts. You are welcome to drop in to use our resources and take away copies of handouts. Additionally, we hold writing workshops throughout the year, please check our social media pages for upcoming dates!

Most importantly, the Brescia Writing Centre is your writing space. Writers strengthen their writing by sharing ideas with informed and supportive audiences. We look very forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas. Happy Writing!

Writing Centre Rules

We will not write your papers for you or serve as an editing or proofreading service. However, we will be happy to help you learn more about your writing. Together, we can work from a paper you are writing and our resources to support that process. If you are concerned about a particular aspect of your writing, including grammar, we can help you to identify representative examples in your drafts and provide resources to help you learn how to improve. 

  • Writing appointments are always in high demand, especially during November and March, so please try to make your appointment well in advance.
  • You may only sign up for one appointment per day (one pre-booked appointment or an appointment at the Drop-in Centre in the Beryl Ivey Library). This is to ensure fairness and accessibility.
  • A student may utilize the Centre (either appointment OR drop-in) as often as they are able (once a day), but, only twice per assignment.
  • The Drop-in Centre operates Monday-Thursday in the Beryl Ivey Library. A sheet of available appointment slots (20-25 minute sessions) will be posted at 9:00 a.m. on these days in the Beryl Ivey Library at the service desk. Sign your name (two consecutive slots is the maximum) beside your desired time to secure your drop-in appointment with a tutor. Please do not sign for your peers. The appointments are allotted based on availability and on a first come, first serve basis.
  • If you fail to attend your appointment without notice, you are considered a “no show.” This will affect your ability to make other writing appointments. Two “no shows” will result in not being able to book future appointments without the approval of the Writing Coordinator.
  • If you are more than 20 minutes late for a 50 minute appointment, the writing tutor may cancel your appointment. This will affect your ability to make other writing appointments. Two cancellations (as a result of being 20 or more minutes late) will result in not being able to book future appointments without the approval of the Writing Coordinator.
  • As a rule, we do not assist students with their tests or exams / or take-home tests or exams.