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Writing Resources & Workshops

Today's Hours: 8am - 10pm - All service hours

Your development as a writer is an ongoing process, whether you are writing your first university paper, completing your doctoral dissertation, or writing a research article for publication.

Writing experts provide support to University of Guelph undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and visiting scholars seeking to improve their writing skills. 

Writing appointments are available every semester.

We also offer support for writing English as an Additional Language every semester. 

We help you develop your writing skills by: 

  • Providing feedback on your drafts. 
  • Answering questions about writing in specific disciplines or genres. 
  • Recommending strategies for organizing your ideas and structuring your essay, thesis, paper, or chapter. 
  • Advising on clarity, cohesion, and style.

Get assistance 

Individual appointments 

We offer free, confidential writing appointments to help you develop your writing skills.  

Book a writing appointment.

Services for faculty & instructors 

  • We provide writing workshops for faculty, staff, TAs, and students. To request a writing workshop for your class or department, please complete the Workshop Request Form
  • Browse our online workshop modules on popular topics such as academic integrity, academic writing, and project management for writing projects.  Log into CourseLink, click on Self Registration, and select Online Instruction Resources from the Library. 
  • Refer your students to us for academic integrity support. We help students understand academic integrity and prevent academic misconduct. 
  • We provide individualized support for faculty working on writing projects.  We can help you:  
    • Review a grant for clarity and cohesion. 
    • Respond to reviewers’ feedback. 
    • Map the structure of a book proposal. 
    • Organize sections of a chapter. 
    • Create a realistic writing schedule. 
    • Prepare a writing plan for a sabbatical. 
  • We offer two workshops designed for faculty and instructors: 

Book a consultation with our professional staff.


Questions? Contact us

Upcoming Workshops

We offer a variety of specialized workshops to help you develop your writing skills.  

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