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Your development as a writer is an ongoing process, whether you are writing your first university paper or completing your doctoral dissertation. At all stages, Writing Services is here to support you in taking your writing to the next level with feedback, guidance, and resources.


We offer members of the University of Guelph free, confidential writing appointments. We can provide feedback on drafts, help you organize large and small writing projects, and answer questions about writing in specific disciplines or genres. 

Writing Resources

Teaching Support

We provide in-class workshops, customized assignment resources, and advice about writing assignment design and assessment. Please email writing@uoguelph.ca for more information.

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.

Workshops & Programs

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