Writing

Library & Learning Commons Logo

Whether you're an undergraduate student writing a philosophy paper or biology lab report, or you're a doctoral student working on your thesis, you might need some writing help.

We offer writing appointmentsworkshops, and help in all aspects of  writing:

If you're a course instructor or teaching assistant, the Library also provides teaching support to help you integrate writing-intensive assignments into your courses. We can deliver instructive workshops to your classes as well.

We offer members of the University of Guelph free, confidential, individual, and group writing appointments to help improve their writing. Writing appointments can be pre-booked, or you can drop in for a same-day writing appointment.

A few notes about writing appointments:

  • Bring a hardcopy version of your draft paper
  • Bring your ideas and questions
  • Be aware that we do not edit or proofread

EAL/ESL Support

The Library offers dedicated assistance to English-as-an-Additional Language (EAL) students. If English isn't your first language and you are a student in a degree program, you can access the Library's EAL programs and services.

Publications

We have several publications to help you with writing at university:

Workshops

Dissertation Boot Camp

Dissertation Boot Camp is a one-week program designed to help students develop effective writing skills and habits to help them finish their graduate theses in a timely manner.

Brain Food

Brain Food is a series of workshops which teach graduate students effective ways to approach their research, writing, and data analysis.

Faculty Writing Retreat

The Faculty Writing Retreat is offered each summer; this week-long retreat is designed for University of Guelph faculty working on scholarly writing projects such as books, book chapters, and journal articles.

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop is a free two-day series of writing workshops which provide opportunities to learn about topics ranging from social media, creative fiction and non-fiction, academic writing, and publishing.

Upcoming Writing Workshops