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.
Fall hours, September 12th to 22nd
• Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fall hours, after September 23rd
Booked appointment hours, Room 115, Burke Building
• Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
• Sunday, 11:00 pm - 3:00 pm
• Monday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room 115, Burke Building
• Monday - Thursday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Atrium
Make appointments online, 902-491-6202, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing centre now part of the Studio!
The writing centre, as an academic service, is now part of the Studio for Teaching and Learning, joining the CAT, ESL Support, and LEAP program under the direction of Brian Hotson, Director, Student Academic Learning Services.
New >> MLA Handbook, 8th Edition
Updates to MLA style and citation are now available (8th edition).
SMU students should use the updated SMU English Department Style Guide.
The writing centre's writing centre, OWL Purdue
Free APA Style Tutorials
The Chicago Manual of Style Online - Submit a Question to the Style Q&A
Expanded help in citing 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 to 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)
Words to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary (BusinessInsider)
Comments from Students
"I worked with Jamie throughout this whole year, and he is truly amazing. He has helped me improve my writing a great deal!"
"This service has been very beneficial to me, and I will recommend it to my fellow students at the EMBA program."
"I am in my 4th year, and this was my first experience with the writing centre. I think it might have been easier for my university writing career if I had come in [to the centre] sooner."
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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