The centre provides free, academic support for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
We offer in-person, one-on-one tutoring, as well as workshops, in-class presentations, and online support.
Centre Summer Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer Writing Workshop
August 14 & 15, 2014
Writing at a university level demands knowledge of academic requirements and expectations. Our Summer Writing Workshop provides you with an opportunity to develop this knowledge.
The workshop is open to all students attending any university.
1st Annual Academic Writing & English Language Learners Conference
October 3-4, 2014 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The conference is presented by the Saint Mary's University Writing Centre, Centre for Academic and Instructional Development, and TESL Centre and the Atlantic Canadian Writing Centres Committee
Any session on a topic related to Academic Writing & English Language Learners is welcome. Successful submissions will include a practical approach that conference attendees can use in their academic communities and writing centres. Sessions will be in a 30-min paper and 1-hour workshop format. Please indicate preference in your submission.
We encourage participation from all academic fields and disciplines.
Please submit your 250 word proposals by 4 August 2014 via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alister Cumming | Abstract
Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Former Head of the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL), University of Toronto
Dr. Theresa Hyland | Abstract
Director, Writing and Cross-Cultural Services, Huron University College at Western
Academic Services Manager, TESL Centre, Saint Mary’s University
Writing centre tutor wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal
Geography APA Style Guide now available
This new guide will help in preparing assignments in Geogrpahy, including help with plagiarism avoidance, citation, and formatting, as well as providing submission guidelines. Also included is a sample paper.
It is available online, and paper copies may be picked up in the writing centre.
How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and even Google+)
An excellent list of logical fallacies - An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments (Ali Almossawi)
Why never use wikipedia as a reliable source of information - Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia (Salon.com)
70 Useful Sentences for Academic Writing (ThinkELT.com)
Tips for Writing Effective MBA Essays (MBA.com)
10 Words to Cut From Your Writing (Entrepreneur.com)
Comments from Students
"Such moments boost our confidence in our academic work before we even hand it over to our profs."
"This service has been very beneficial to me, and I will recommend it to my fellow students at the EMBA program."
"I was really pleased because the writing assistant helped me to really solve the problems I have been having in writing, especially finding my own voice in my papers."
The Writing Centre
Rm 115, Burke Building,
Saint Mary's University,
923 Robie Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3
email@example.com | 902-491-6202
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