Writing Help

Writing Help

Writing Help

The St. Mike’s Writing Centre, supported by the Principal’s Office and housed in the library, offers 30-minute one-on-one appointments with a writing instructor. Instructors help all registered St. Michael’s College students, including students in the Faculty of Theology. Any individual enrolled in an SMC course may also receive help with their SMC writing assignments.

Our goal is to help you develop your own skills in writing, revising, and editing your own work. You can work with a writing instructor on any kind of written assignment such as essays, book reviews, critiques, essay exam preparations, presentations, and reports (yes, including science reports) at any stage of development, from conceptualization to final draft. You can also discuss your graduate school and scholarship applications.

During the appointment, students can receive instruction in and an objective critique of their written assignments for coursework in any discipline. We can discuss focus, thesis statements, argumentation, clarity in style and overall organization, citing sources, and grammar.

While our writing instructors will advise on organization and style, they will not proofread your essays, correct grammar, or provide feedback on the accuracy of your interpretation of the material in your assignment.

All Writing Centre appointments will be delivered online for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Drop-in Research and Writing Help

Were you unable to get a research help appointment? Do you just want a quick opinion?

The Kelly Library hosts twice-weekly virtual Research and Writing Help Drop-In hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pm EST. Questions are answered on a first-come, first-served basis in a one-on-one virtual setting. No appointments necessary.

Please click here to join the Drop-In help!