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*PLEASE NOTE: MORE DROP-IN TIMES MAY BE AVAILABLE IF INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS HAVE NOT BEEN FILLED. CHECK AT THE WRITING SKILLS CENTRE FOR MORE INFORMATION*
Student requests for more drop-in hours have not gone unnoticed by our staff. As a result, starting September, 2018, the Writing Skills Centre will be offering drop-in hours!!
Please keep in mind that these drop-in hours may mean that you share the writing tutor with other writers. Also, drop-in hours will not be offered on holidays or weekends.
Looking for individual, one-to-one appointments with a writing tutor? Check out the calendar in the "Appointment" tab!!
But....What Does it Mean???
Introducing exclusive drop-in hours will give student writers a chance to use the Writing Skills Centre as a place to create a community: A community for writing, sharing ideas, discussing topics, or just hanging out with fellow writers! While there are no limits to drop-in use, please be advised that tutors will ensure that the Writing Centre does not become a crutch for your creative process. We want you to be able to write everywhere, not just here!
So come over to the Writing Skills Centre and get your write on. We look forward to working with you!!
Click on the "Schedule Appointment" button below to make an individual appointment with one of our Writing Skills Centre tutors.
If you are looking for the ESL tutor, find her schedule here.
All RDC students are welcome in the Writing Skills Centre. It doesn't matter what program you're in or what your marks are. We can help you with:
In order to become independent learners, students must be prepared to acquire many types of skills throughout their post-secondary education. At the Writing Skills Centre, we focus on helping students develop the writing skills they need in both academic and professional settings. While our tutors cannot proofread your paper for you, they can teach you how to proofread and edit your own work, skills that will stay with you for life.
During your tutoring session in the Writing Skills Centre, you can:
The tutor will not do the work for you but will offer you guidance so you can work more effectively. Be aware that if the tutor does any more than what is described above, you may be accused of academic dishonesty. If the assignment you hand in contains the tutor’s work rather than your own, this is considered plagiarism. Plagiarism can result in severe consequences for your educational opportunities.
Please see the link below for more information about the Writing Skills Centre`s policies
Our vision is to create a thriving, vibrant RDC writing community wherein students, staff and instructors alike gather to discuss all aspects of academic writing.
Using scaffolded instructional techniques and student-centred learning approaches, we strive to help RDC writers discover the knowledge and develop the skills they need to become confident, competent and independent writers.
Looking for help with your references??
The Writing Skills Centre tutors are more than happy to help you as much as they can with APA, MLA, and/or Chicago style references. Do not forget, however, that the library has a reference person on staff to provide drop-in help with all citation/reference questions. If you are in the RDC library, just drop by the library desk. If you are at home, you can use this link to start a live chat session, text, or phone the reference assistant:
The Writing Skills Centre is now accepting papers for online review!! Just read the instructions below and submit your paper to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want you to become a better writer and we will provide feedback with that as our goal.
We will not edit or proofread your submissions. (That is your job).
We look forward to working with you to help you become a better writer!
In our review, we will look for issues that may affect your ability to communicate clearly and coherently in written form. This includes thesis, organization and paragraph development. If you have specific issues you would like addressed, please include them in the body of your email. We will address as many as possible.
Why? So we can confirm that you are an RDC student; only submissions from RDC . We want to serve you as quickly as possible and submissions from non-RDC students would slow down that process. If you do not submit using your RDC email, your paper will not be reviewed. Having difficulty accessing your email or not sure how? Contact the Library at 403-342-3344.
You can expect a response in 5 business days. Keep in mind that our tutors work Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (September to June).
We are happy to review most essays and writing assignments; however, there are some exceptions. We cannot accept for review:
So now that you know what we need from you, fire away! Send your papers for review to email@example.com
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