St. Michael’s College Writing Centre

St. Michael’s College Writing Centre

St. Michael’s College Writing Centre

Welcome to the St. Mike’s Writing Centre

The Writing Centre offers 30-minute one-on-one appointments with a writing instructor at the Kelly Library. 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.

These sessions take place on the ground floor of the Kelly Library, in rooms 132, 137, and 139.

Our Goal

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.

What We Do

During the appointment, students can receive instruction in and an objective critique of their written assignments for coursework in any discipline. The following is a list of some examples of things we can discuss:

  • Focus
  • Thesis statements
  • Argumentation
  • Clarity in style and overall organization
  • Citing sources
  • Grammar

What we Don’t Do

While our writing instructors will advise on organization and style, they will not:

  • Proofread your essays
  • Correct grammar
  • Provide feedback on the accuracy of your interpretation of the material included in the assignment, after all, you are the expert

Remember, our goal is to teach you how to effectively proofread and edit your own work.


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Preparing For Your Appointment

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Drop-in Writing Help

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Cancellation Policy

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Writing Plus Workshops

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