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.
Questions about SAWC? Find plenty of information on our SAWC FAQs page.
Registration is now open for SAWC 2018
“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
The SAWC Certificate of Academic Engagement becomes part of your Western Co-Curricular Record.
Yvonne Fuller, SAWC Programmer
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85500
Cancellations: Participants must cancel at least two weeks prior to the session's start date to receive a refund.