Monday, March 31, 2014

Final Week of Writing Consultations

Writing consultations end Friday, April 4th, for the Winter 2014 semester. 

Can't find a writing appointment this week at http://uoguelph.mywconline.com? Visit the Learning Commons on the 1st Floor of the Library and sign-up for same-day writing appointments. These 25-minute same-day writing appointments are also available until Friday, April 4th.

Sign up in person starting at 9:15 a.m. daily at the Learning Commons, 1st Floor Library. Appointments are limited to one per day. Hours for this final week are Monday and Wednesday 9:30-7, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-5, and Friday 9:30-2.

EAL/ESL Writing/Learning appointments are available until Thursday, April 17. 

During the summer semester, 50-minute writing appointments can be booked at http://uoguelph.mywconline.com starting Thursday, May 8th. Same-day writing consultations are not available during the summer.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Conversation Partners & LINK Program - Conversation Cafe Monday, March 24, 5:30-7:30pm

"Old is Gold" Conversation Partners Potluck


Monday, March 24, 2014
5:30-7:30 pm

Join us for conversation, fun and food! Food will be provided.

Elders from Immigrant Services will be in attendance. Participate in this activity to develop intercultural and intergenerational awareness and appreciation.

All Conversation Partner participants and students interested in cross-cultural volunteerism are welcome to attend - students with their conversation partners or just alone! 

This potluck is a coordinated event between the Conversation Partners program, the LINK program and Immigrant Services.

Registration is needed: http://www.uoguelph.ca/studentaffairs/reg

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TONIGHT! Essay Madness in Residence 6 pm-12 midnight

Join us tonight in Mountain Residence for food, juice, coffee, and a quiet space to work! Writing and research help will be available from 6-9 pm (first come, first served). No registration necessary.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Writing Tune-up March 3

Confused about apostrophes? Don't know whether to use affect or effect? Sign up for Writing Tune-up:


Monday, March 3, 2014


9:30a.m. to 11:20 a.m.


LIBRARY Room 103

Attend this session to learn some of the common errors of misuse of words and expressions. The session includes discussion and examples of these guidelines:

-Use apostrophes for possessive nouns.
-Don't use it's for possessive.
-Don't misuse words.
-Don't misuse expressions.
-Don't misspell words.


Register at http://www.uoguelph.ca/studentaffairs/reg.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Writing Workshops, Week 7

Writing for History


This workshop focuses on the writing of major research papers for history classes. We discuss research and planning papers; designing thesis statements; writing introductions, conclusions, and historiography; and incorporating primary and secondary material.

The workshop is designed for students in history classes from all levels, whether 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students. Bring writing materials.


Monday, February 24, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
MACKINNON 305


Effective Writing Tips for Introductory Writers


Confused about writing concisely? Stressing out about effective writing structure? This workshop will outline the paper-writing process from 'introduction' to 'conclusion,’ with an emphasis on effective writing structure for academic assignments. This workshop will allow participants to identify and address the types of stylistic and structural problems in writing that affect clarity and thus grades! Note:

This workshop does not include discussion of grammatical errors. Participants are also encouraged to bring pieces of their own writing, and any questions, to the workshop.

This workshop is primarily targeted for introductory writers; however, anyone seeking tips on how to effectively and concisely prepare an academic paper is welcome to attend!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
LIBRARY 384