Writing Centre


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 Hours:

  • The centre will be closed to tutoring until May 5th.
  • May hours - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

2014 Saint Mary's Undergraduate Writing Awards

Enter papers from the Humanities, Social Science, Science, and Business in two levels—lower (students with 60 or less total credit hours from any institution) and upper (students with more than 60 total credit hours from any institution). You may enter one paper from Fall 2013 and one from Winter 2014.

All papers must be submitted by Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Contact the writing centre for more information.

Writing Awards submission forms are available for download — one form per submission.


Centre now closed, but not for long!

Please note that the centre will be closed for tutoring until May 5th. Please feel free to come by with quick questions or to drop off your writing award submissions.

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.

Writing Tips

How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+)

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)

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

writing@smu.ca | 902-491-6202

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