Summer Academic Writing Clinic

Starting University?

Western’s Summer Academic Writing Clinic (SAWC) is a three-day program designed to help students transition to university. Writing ability is a major factor in academic success. At SAWC students learn about all aspects of writing at the university level: subject-specific writing, academic writing styles, professor expectations, research, sourcing, thesis statements, critical thinking skills, and more.

SAWC is a great opportunity for incoming first-year students to build confidence and skills while meeting new friends, experiencing residence life, and exploring Western.

“SAWC”
  • 1st Session: July 18 – 20
  • 2nd Session: July 25 – 27
  • 3rd Session: August 8 – 10
“SAWC”
  • With accommodation: $459.00
  • Without accommodation: $359.00
  • HST included in both rates

Each Session includes:

  • 3 days of informative classroom instruction, workshops, and tutorials conducted by Western faculty and Writing Support Centre staff
  • Program materials including Write Right: Making the Transition to University Writing
  • Professor panel session and Q & A
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Ontario HallWestern's newest residence (optional) 
  • All meals catered on campus at the Grad Club (included in both prices)
  • Library demonstrations and data searches
  • Evening activities on campus

  • Check out what former students experienced at SAWC
“SAWC”

What past participants say about SAWC...

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What professors say about SAWC...

“The Summer Academic Writing Center is precisely the kind of thing we need in order to make contact with students before they enter the exhilarating, terrifying world of university. In 19 years of teaching, I’ve never seen a program that is as well-focused, emphasizes the right kinds of skills, and has the wonderful atmosphere of SAWC at Western. It is a delight to see students paying attention to not only writing, but the kinds of life skills they will need to thrive in university."

Dr. Tim Blackmore, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Tutorials  and Professor Panel

Campfire O Hall

For more information contact:

Yvonne Fuller, SAWC Programmer

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85500
Email: sawc@uwo.ca

Cancellations: Participants must cancel at least two weeks prior to the session's start date to receive a refund. 

 

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