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Fall Term Dates

The Writing Centre is closed from August 23 through September 7.

We will re-open online and in-person from September 8 through December 8.

 

The University and the Writing Centre are closed on the following dates: 

September 6

October 11

November 11

Virtual Drop-In Hours

Our virtual chat fall hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from September 8 through December 8. Late Night Chat runs Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Do you just have a couple of quick questions and want to chat with a tutor briefly? Click 'Chat Online'. If a tutor is with another student, there will be a brief wait.

Closed Weekends and Statutory Holidays

Limited In-Person Drop-In hours start October 4

There are no in-person drop-in hours during Reading Week (November 8 - 12) 

Monday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Written Feedback

The Writing Centre will take submissions for the Fall Semester starting September 8.

Our peer writing tutors are available to provide you with written feedback on your writing.  You submit your paper online, and within 1-3 business days (Monday to Friday), one of our tutors will send you your feedback. 

Your paper does not have to be finished; you can submit a few paragraphs or a draft in progress.

Tutors are typically able to comment on 2-3 areas of improvement in any given session, but students can resubmit their work up to two times for more feedback after making revisions. Tutors may limit their feedback to five pages in longer papers. 

*NOTE: To access our submission form, you must be logged into your @mymacewan.ca account in Google! For information about how to switch accounts, click here

Online Appointments

If you need to talk through a particular writing challenge, like how to get started on a paper, you can schedule a 45-minute online meeting with one of our tutors. A link to the session will be sent to you via email. 

**Students can schedule up to two sessions per week.**

Appointment Availability:

Mondays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesdays: 9:00 am -11:00 am, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:00 -3:00 pm

Fridays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

NOTE: If you make an appointment and need to cancel, please let us know at writingcentre@macewan.ca as soon as possible. Repeatedly missing appointments without cancelling may result in appointment privileges being revoked. 

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