Writing Centre

 

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Free tutoring for your Communications course!

Get help with your essay writing, speaking, listening and reading skills.

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Online Chat appointments: Please ensure you book a one hour appointment. The Writing Centre is not responsible for any technical difficulties which may arise during an online appointment.

Please note: The Writing Centre assists with writing consultations. We do not compose, edit, or re-write assignments. Therefore, YOU are ultimately responsible for your work and assigned grade.

What is the Writing Centre?

Located at our three main campuses, the Writing Centre is dedicated to improving student employability and success by developing written and verbal communication skills.

We provide activities to develop communication skills, including peer tutoring and writing consultations, grammar software programs, reading comprehension exercises, helpful resources and ESL Conversation Clubs.

 

Hours of Operation by Campus

Fennell Campus Hours

Fall 2018   September 17 - December 7, 2018

Location:
135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, ON, Canada L9C 0E5

Room: C122
Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 6:00pm  & Fridays 8:30am-4:30pm
Reading Week: October 22-26, 2018   10:00am-3:00pm daily

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Drop-in Hours Fennell (C122)

Fall 2018 (Fennell C122)

Please note:

  • First-come, first-serve basis
  • Maximum 30 minute sessions
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Stoney Creek Hours 

Stoney Creek Campus

Location:
481 Barton Street
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, L8G 3Y4

Room: Library
Reading Week: Closed

Writing Centre hours resume week of September 17, 2018
 

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Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster (IAHS) Campus Hours

Location:
1400 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 1C7

Room: 135
Reading Week: tba
Writing Centre Services resume week of September 17, 2018

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Conversation Club

Practise your English!
Come to the Conversation Club and improve your speaking and listening skills!

Location:
Learning Support Centre, Room C122, Fennell Campus

Time:
Wednesdays at Common Hour, 12:00pm to 1:00pm and Thursdays 2:00pm-3:00pm


Writing Resources and Guidelines

Self-Directed Workshops

The following are self-directed workshops:

 

ESL Resources

ESL PowerPoint Presentations

ESL Exercises

3 Past Tenses:

3 Present Tenses:

Common Prepositions of Time & Space:

Describing Someone:

Future Time Activity:

Gerunds & Infinitives:

Interviewing Someone:

Non-count Nouns:

Questions & Negatives:

Sounds of S and ED at End of Words:

    Your Life As a Child:

    Helpful Fact Sheets

    Documenting Research Sources

    Download a fact sheet:

    Guidelines and Policies

    Guidelines & Policies

    The Writing Centre provides writing consultations and assistance with improving all areas of communications (course content, reading, listening and speaking skills).

    • Students are expected to participate in the writing consultation process
    • While drop-in writing consultations are possible, you are strongly encouraged to book an appointment (opens new window)
    • Remember: this is a service provided for students, by students

    Assignments

    • Come in at least 24 hours before your assignment is due, so that you have enough time to make revisions
    • Bring one assignment or draft per visit, the outline and rubric provided by your professor and any necessary textbooks or materials

    Note: We assist with writing consultations. We do not compose, edit, or re-write assignments. Therefore, YOU are ultimately responsible for your work and assigned grade.