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New at the Writing Centre


The Writing Centre’s tutors and faculty provide help face-to-face and online to improve your communications skills.

Check out the Writing Centre this fall, re-opening Monday, Sept. 15 until December 5. Improve your communications skills with advice and feedback on your writing – the Centre is open to domestic and international students, faculty and staff.

New this fall, the Centre’s space in OM2674 has been painted and renovated. A new appointment and database system launched over the summer, and students say they like being able to book appointments online at their convenience.

On the website and available in the Centre are about 40 handouts to support your writing, and look for tips on the Twitter feed, Facebook page and Writing Centre blog.

The Writing Centre will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 4:30; Tuesdays from 9 to 5:30; and Fridays from 9 to 3.

A more extensive tutor training program is being implemented this fall, and the Centre hopes to have a tutor in the House of Learning again on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm.

The Centre is always looking for volunteers, and has some paid peer tutor positions. Working or volunteering at the Writing Centre is a great opportunity to build your writing, tutoring and communications skills as part of a dynamic and professional team, and work with lots of new and interesting people. Contact coordinator Sara Wolfe at 250.371.5689 for details.

Please see the Writing Centre website for announcements and resources, or feel free to drop in anytime starting Sept. 15.

About the Writing Centre:

At the TRU Writing Centre, we aspire to help writers become more proficient and more confident. We believe writing is a process, and we encourage you to use the Centre’s many resources frequently during your time at TRU. The Centre is staffed by a variety of skilled peer tutors and university faculty who provide writing feedback. By “writers” we mean everyone who writes, from beginners to professionals, including those for whom English is a second language.

Peer tutors and faculty at the Centre will provide the following assistance—either face-to-face or online using Elluminate software:

  • Ask critical questions to help clarify ideas.
  • Give advice for developing effective thesis statements, arguments, paragraphs, etc.
  • Provide help with format and organization.
  • Give advice and handouts related to problems with sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics.
  • Offer advice on scholarly research and documentation (MLA, APA, etc.).

Visit www.tru.ca/writingcentre.html or Old Main 2674 for more information.

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