Writing Support

Writing Support offers creative coaching as students become more effective communicators, while recognizing the role that writing plays in inquiry and learning.

One-on-one appointments

Writing support one-on-one appointments resume May 15th 2019.

Graduate Writing Community also offers drop-in tutoring Mondays and Thursdays from 1 – 4pm during May and June 2019, and Thursdays (1 – 4pm) during July and August 2019. Registration is required.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email wconline@ucalgary.ca

Writing Support Services offers free individual writing consultations for University of Calgary students who want to improve their writing. We support students to develop individual writing processes that allow them to become independent and effective writers.

During the consultations, you can

  • Discuss your writing process and learn strategies to write more effectively
  • Review returned papers to understand how to improve your written assignments
  • Work with an instructor on an ongoing basis to improve essay structure, paragraph development, sentence structure, style, grammar, and punctuation
  • Receive information on writing papers, book reviews or other assignments
  • Learn how to use and document sources
  • Get help with English as a second language


Writing Support

Taylor Family Digital Library 3rd Floor

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hours differ for drop-in consultations

Contact info

Asher Ghaffar
Coordinator, Writing Support Services

Drop-In Writing Consultations are not currently offered during Spring and Summer semesters and will resume in the Fall semester.

Free drop-in writing consultations are offered in the Taylor Family Digital Library. Consultations are on a first come, first served basis. The sign-up sheet is available approximately one hour before the start of the consultation session at the 1st Floor Service desk in the TFDL.

  • Mondays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Fridays 11:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 11:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 11:10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Students registered in a distance education program may be able to access Writing Support Services using Adobe Connect or Skype to facilitate synchronous tutoring and document sharing. Please complete a request to access distance appointments.  Please note that all distance appointment must be requested with a minimum three business days notice and are subject to staff availability. We are currently not able to offer distance appointments outside regular Student Success Centre hours.

Writing Support is happy to offer an online venue for UCalgary students to submit questions from anywhere or anytime. This system allows students to submit quick citations or grammar questions. We aim for, but can't always guarantee, a turn-around time of less than a week on email requests for help. The more direct and specific the questions, the faster that we can respond. For more extensive feedback or support, please book a one-on-one appointment or visit our drop-in consultations.

Writing Workshops

Writing Support offers writing workshops designed with both undergraduates and graduate students in mind.

Undergraduate Writing Workshops

Through the fall and winter semesters, Writing Support offers workshops that all University of Calgary students can attend.

Learn more about undergraduate writing workshops

Graduate Writing Workshops

Through the fall and winter semesters, Writing Support offers workshops that all University of Calgary students can attend. These workshops are designed for students entering or enrolled in a graduate program.

Learn more about graduate writing workshops