Writing Centre

The Writing Centre welcomes writers to talk about their writing. In the centre, we share writing_centreacademic communication strategies, a reference library, and access to online writing resources. The centre is open to all students and faculty at no charge.

Individual Writing Consultations

  • Book an appointment or drop in
  • DROP-INS often available
  • Plan to visit for 20 to 50 minutes
  • Bring your ideas, doodles, drafts, and assignment sheets

Special Events

French Tutoring

Lisa Kovac recently completed an M.A. at Western and welcomes students to work with her in French or English. She’ll be back to support writers in September. Please bring a memory stick with copies of your drafts to share with Lisa.

Faculty Resources

We welcome faculty to contact us about visiting classrooms to promote the Writing Centre. Mini workshops and classroom presentations about writing topics may also be arranged.

Writing Centre Publicity to share with students:

Writing Centre Brochure:

International Conversations

Writing Workshops

Three workshops are available upon request:

  • Academic Integrity – Ideas, Conversations and Academic Conventions
  • Writing at University – Talking about Essays and more
  • The Editor’s Tips – Identifying and revising structural, grammatical and mechanical challenges

Additional workshops may be offered in response to student or faculty requests.

Literacy, Learning and Teaching

In a student-centred setting, our writing centre director and peer tutors will help you to find your voice in the academic community.

We help writers to:

  • Improve reading strategies
  • Conquer writer’s block
  • Assess the writing process
  • Clarify ideas
  • Discover disciplinary conventions
  • Summarize, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize arguments
  • Consider essay and paragraph structures
  • Learn self-editing and revising techniques
  • Develop strategies for effective communication in English

Together, we:

  • Create a compassionate writing community
  • Empower writers’ academic, professional, and creative voices
  • Invigorate student thinking and writing
  • Engage in active learning
  • Teach, learn, and explore literacy

Contact us

View our location, hours and contact information.

Brescia’s Writing Centre is the place for all writers.