Writing help service
During the fall and winter terms, graduate students from the Department of English are on hand to assist students identify grammatical, structural, and stylistic errors in their essay assignments. The Teaching Assistant can help you answer questions such as:
- Where can I find information about how to create a works cited page?
- Am I citing my sources properly?
- Is my thesis focussed enough?
- Do my paragraphs have appropriate transitions?
- Do I use the semi-colon appropriately?
Clientele and Referal Policies
English writing help is made available to students in ENG courses with priority given to students in ENG 1100.
To meet with an English Teaching Assistant, you must register in person during their office hours. Walk-ins are accepted ONLY if the TA has no scheduled appointments. The English Teaching Assistant's office is in MRT005.
All other students are to be directed to the Academic Writing Help Centre (AWHC), located at 110 University street. For details about AWHC services, visit the Academic Writing Help Centre Home Page or Telephone: 613-562-5601.
ESL students experiencing difficulty with English should go to the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI). Please call or e-mail Jennifer St. John, Director of Undergraduate Studies at OLBI, 613-562-5800 ext. 3386; firstname.lastname@example.org, who will advise you on how to obtain the ESL help you need. The Institute also has a Resource Centre for occasional help in ART02, (phone: 613-562-5743). Another option is to make an appointment at the SASS Academic Writing Help Centre for one-on-one tutoring. See above.
Appointments are not made by telephone or by email.
Students can sign up to consult with a TA for a maximum of 2 half hour blocks per day with a maximum of 3 full hour appointments per week.
If you want to be certain to meet with us, do not wait until the last minute. Register in advance to make your appointment; no phone appointments will be accepted.
ATTENTION: The Writing Centre is not a proof-reading service. We do not correct your assignments for you; instead we teach you how to correct your writing errors.
What we DO and Do NOT DO
For information about the French service go to this web page: Service d'aide à la redaction.