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The Write Place

Welcome to The Write Place!

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We are committed to helping all students become better writers. Students from all disciplines can come in during any stage of the writing process for help with any assignment.

What we do:

Our trained peer tutors give feedback on many aspects of writing: rather than editing we help students to become better writers. We focus on areas such as clarity and cohesion. We would never presume to state whether a paper is “good”- a subjective term. We listen and provide our honest opinion. We are a free and confidential service provided by the Modern Languages Department.

About the appointment:

Please bring the assignment sheet and a hard copy of your work. We do not work with laptops or electronic copies. Appointments are generally 50 minutes in length. We do work with drop-ins; however, during busier periods of the school year an appointment is recommended.

Call ex. 4475 or drop by to book an appointment.   

Location and Hours:

We are located in King Centre 113. Our hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 10am- 6pm and Friday 10am – 3pm in W059, as well as Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 9pm in the Cardinal Carter Library.

Prof. Therese Khimasia
Communication Course/Write Place Coordinator
Department of Modern Languages

Writing Services are offered through the Department of Modern Languages.

We are committed to helping every student become a better writer. Trained tutors provide feedback on writing: academic papers, graduate school applications, creative writing and much more! We can help at any stage of the writing process -- from brainstorming ideas to helping students revise and edit their own work. Check out our resources and find us on Facebook: The Write Place at King’s.

The Write Place operates on a drop-in basis, but during busy periods an appointment is recommended. Come in and sign up on our daily schedule for an appointment time that suits you.

Our regular hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00-6:00, Friday 10:00-4:00. (Conversation Group hours are Monday – Thursday 6:00-9:00pm). 

The Effective Writing Instructor, Prof. Oliver Whitehead, provides analysis of writing problems in individual appointments and offers expert advice in developing writing skills. Contact the faculty secretary for an appointment: 519-433-3491 ext. 4342

Creative Writing feedback and workshops are also available! Contact Dr. Dorothy Nielson:

ESL Writing/ Speaking/ Reading/ Listening

The ESL Writing Instructor, Ruth Yu, provides personalized help with Canadian English, including grammar and vocabulary, as well as facilitating workshops.

The Critical Reading Tutor, Brenda McQuaid, helps students develop strategies to comprehend difficult texts, build vocabulary, summarize, and ask questions that will lead to critical thinking; learn strategies to assess the relevance of library resources for a project; become efficient readers by discovering the common structures of texts and explore cultural assumptions within texts:  

The English Language Conversation Group is an informal drop-in opportunity to practice English speaking skills with other students. Monday to Thursday 6:00-9:00pm at The Write Place.

Drop in The Write Place King Centre 113 or make an appointment: 519-433-3491 ext. 4475

Remember: bring your assignment sheet, rough notes, and any draft you have prepared!