Welcome to the Writing Centre!
Qualified and friendly faculty tutors are available to provide assistance with your writing. This is a free service. You can make a face-to-face APPOINTMENT or STUDENTS TAKING ONLINE CLASSES MAY ALSO BOOK ETUTORING/ONLINE APPOINTMENTS
CLICK HERE TO Book your appointment for face-to-face AND online appointments.
You can also DROP-IN without an appointment at the following times: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Mon – Fri.
LOCATION: fourth floor of the library, room 474. Take the central staircase to the fourth floor (the one with all the books) and turn left.
We offer a series of WORKSHOPS to assist with a range of writing issues, as below
Thu Oct 1, 12.00
Using the library
Good writing goes hand-in-hand with good research. Even if you’ve used library resources before, check in for this session to pick up tips and strategies for searching library resources. Learn about advanced searches in databases for your discipline.
Tue Oct 6, 1.00
Read the fine Print: deciphering assignments with confidence
Are you worried you might have missed something? Totally misunderstood what your prof. wanted you to do? Then this workshop is for you. Here you will get a rare glimpse inside your professors’ minds to see what they are REALLY expecting, why they write their assignments the way they do, and how to meet and even exceed their expectations. Participants are welcome to bring assignments (and questions) with them.
Thu Oct 15, 12.00
Doing a literature review
A component of many research papers is the ‘literature review.’ Learn how lit reviews comprise more than mere article paraphrasing. They’re writing genres that compel you to organize your writing in creative ways.
Mon Oct 19, 12.00
Reading the academic/scholarly article
Articles from peer-reviewed academic journals can be dense and difficult. I aim to give you an approach that will save you time and help you to understand what you read.
Friday Oct 23, 1.30
How to do a close reading
Academic writing begins with the careful reading of texts: of historical documents, scholarly arguments, a poem, or maybe even a painting or movie. The process of reading slowly, observing facts and details about the text, recognizing patterns, and interpreting our observations is called close reading. In this workshop, we will apply common steps of close reading to a literary text. The skills you will take away are transferrable to any complex text.
Mon Oct 26, 12.00
Academic writing and plagiarism
It can be hard to separate yourself from your sources when you are new to academic writing. Partly the solution lies in having something to say as a result of your thinking about the information you have gathered, and partly it lies in using and citing your sources correctly.