The Writing Centre's in-person services are closed for the summer. Please read carefully below for instructions on accessing the Writing Centre Online.
The Writing Centre will be closed for in-person consultations this summer. Instead, beginning on Monday, May 11, Writing Centre faculty members will be working their shifts remotely. This means that from 11 am -4 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 11 am - 2:00 pm on Fridays, we will be available to read and provide feedback on your written assignments by email. Once you’ve submitted an assignment, you can expect a reply within 48 business hours.
To request written feedback from an instructor on your assignment, use your CapU student email account to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following:
- your specific writing-related question(s), which might concern grammar, MLA/APA style, formatting, etc.;
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- your instructor’s guidelines for the assignment (if you’re sending us a specific assignment to look at).
The Writing Centre also offers an online, drop-in Peer Tutor service on Microsoft Teams. Peer Tutors are trained by English faculty to help students with a range of writing- and citation-related issues and to point students in the direction of further resources. Visit this page to chat in real time with a Writing Centre Peer Tutor during the following hours:
Monday to Thursday, 1:00-2:30 pm & 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In accordance with our usual practices at the Writing Centre, instructors and Peer Tutors will not be available to edit/proofread your work. Instead, we will highlight errors in a portion of your assignment, provide some general comments, and point you in the direction of relevant resources. Please see our statement on Proofreading vs. Instructional Editing.