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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 free, confidential writing appointments  to University of Guelph students (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral), faculty, and visiting scholars. We can help you organize and structure writing projects, provide feedback on drafts, answer questions about writing in specific disciplines or genres, and much more. All writing appointments are booked online.

Writing Resources

Teaching Support

We provide workshops, customized assignment resources, and advice about writing assignment design and assessment. For more information,  email writing@uoguelph.ca.

To request an in-class or departmental workshop, please complete the Workshop Request Form

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.

The Writing Room in the McLaughlin Library

The Library has reserved space where writers can focus on their writing projects. Room 133 is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 10pm for all faculty, visiting scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students at the University of Guelph. Individual writing desks and group writing times are booked online.

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 one day of free, interactive workshops, open to the public, which provide opportunities to learn about topics ranging from creative fiction and non-fiction, academic writing, social media, therapeutic writing, self-editing, and publishing.

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