Services for FacultyFaculty and staff can refer students for one-to-one writing advice. Information about our one-to-one appointments can be found under Undergrads/Appointments and Grads & Postdocs/Appointments. The Writing Support Centre offers specialized subject-specific seminars. You can refer your students to whatever seminars best suit their particular needs. Please consult our Writing Seminars and GradWRITE Seminars pages for a list of seminar topics and schedules.
Faculty are able to schedule Writing Support Centre staff to speak about writing related issues. Please contact Paul Schmidt at email@example.com for more information.
The Writing Support Centre has designed a series of helpful handouts on various writing topics. You can freely download these Writing Resources or visit the Writing Support Centre, WSSB 4130, in the Student Development Centre.
Western faculty are able to make appointments for 50-minute one-to-one sessions with a senior writing advisor. You can bring any kind of academic writing such as research grant proposals, professional development plans, teaching dossiers, and manuscripts. You can also bring professional writing such as CVs, letters of intent, and cover letters. Our writing advisors will provide useful and informed feedback whatever your stage in the writing process. We can help you get started, build an outline, critique a draft, review completed work, or focus on stylistic and structural issues. To make an appointment phone 519-661-3655 or come in person to the Student Development Centre, 4th floor, Western Student Services Building. For more Information about appointments visit the Grads and Postdocs page.
Make WSC part of your curriculum
Some instructors actively encourage students to visit the Writing Support Centre for one-to-one appointments with a writing advisor as part of their final grade for a specific assignment. You can provide us with a class list so that our advisors can record each student's visit. As always, the details of a visit will remain confidential unless the student agrees to share the information. While some instructors prefer students to receive feedback before submitting an assignment, others prefer students to visit with a graded paper. Please contact us for more information.