Services for Faculty and Teaching Assistants
The Writing Support Centre offers specialized subject-specific workshops within
our main offices in the Student Development Centre (SDC). You can refer your students to whatever workshops
best suit their particular needs. Please consult our calendar for upcoming events.
Some instructors actively encourage students to visit the Writing Centre for one-on-one tutoring appointments
as part of their final grade for a specific assignment. You can provide us with a class list so that our tutors can
record each student's visit. As always, the details of a visit will remain confidential unless the student agrees to
share the information. While some instructors prefer students to receive feedback before submitting an assignment,
others prefer students to visit with a graded paper.
Please contact us
for more information.
The Writing Support Centre has designed a series of helpful handouts on various writing topics. You can freely download these resource materials
or visit our office in the Student Development Centre to browse our selection.
"Let me begin by saying that I am quite impressed
with the quality of service offered by the SDC. I have just begun my Master's studies in English, and this is my
first experience as a teacher's assistant. I had little idea how much instruction would have to go on within my tutorial
groups; and being little more than a student myself, I learned very quickly that knowing how to write academic papers and teaching someone how to write academic papers are two entirely different things.
"By encouraging first-year students to
consult the centre, I hoped to send the students two messages: 1. that their writing was inadequate and they had to improve it in order
to get a higher mark; and 2. that there was a place where they could quickly get first aid and some longer treatment to improve their writing."
(Ret.) History 020E Instructor, Prof. Hahn
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All information disclosed by students to SDS will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with family, university staff, course instructors, or others without written permission and will not become part of academic records.
Student Development Services is experienced in working with diverse populations.