Writing Centre Tutorial

In a 50-minute writing tutorial you sit down with a writing instructor, review the assignment guidelines and whatever you have written so far, whether it is a full draft or a few rough notes.

The aim of a 50-minute writing centre tutorial is to help you with whatever aspects of your academic writing need work: planning and outlining, structuring (an entire paper or any of its elements), grammar and sentence structure, argumentation, referencing, and so on. In a tutorial, we give you feedback on the assignment you bring in, and we teach you writing and editing techniques that you can apply in your future writing. 

If you don't think you need a full 50 minutes, or if you are looking for help with non-academic work such as a personal statement, come to a drop-in session or sign up for Writers Space. 

How to Book a Writing Centre Appointment


There are no Writing Centre Tutorials available. What can I do?

Don't panic! Here are some options:  Check the intranet booking page regularly, especially the day before you want a tutorial. Many students book early and then have to cancel Come to drop-in hours Come to Writers' Space If you're hoping for an appointment today, check that we have appointments, and if we do, put your name on our same-day wait list. If we have a cancellation, we go to this list Use the handouts and seminars available on the website under Online Resources  

What happens in a writing centre tutorial?

You bring in a course assignment at any stage in the process and sit down one-on-one with a writing instructor. He or she will ask you questions about the assignment, may read all or part of your draft and will offer feedback and writing instruction tailored to your assignment, your discipline, and your strengths and weaknesses as a writer.   

What should I bring to my writing centre tutorial?

Come to your appointment prepared to talk, think, and yes, write. Bring a printed copy of whatever you have written so far, the instructions for the assignment, any research materials, a pen or pencil to write with, and your brain.

What if I need to cancel a writing centre tutorial?

You can cancel an appointment online up to 24 hours before the appointment. If you need to cancel within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, please call 416-287-7032 or send an email.

What if I had to cancel a tutorial but I still need some feedback on my work?

If you had to cancel a writing centre tutorial, please check the intranet to book a new tutorial, come to our drop-in hours, or come to writers' space.