The Writing Centre provides individual consultations to all students at the University of Lethbridge. There is no charge for instruction, and we are happy to assist at all stages of the writing process and levels of procifiency. Our learning environment is friendly, inclusive, and scholarly. We look forward to helping you!
The primary function of the Writing Centre is to provide students from all disciplines with practical writing support that supplements in-class instruction and helps students understand a wide variety of writing assignments, including research papers, summaries, critical essays, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies and lab reports. When possible, we will also work with students writing in the professional genres, including resumes, cover letters and application letters. Our one-on-one writing consultations allow for a more personalized and interactive learning experience in an academic context. The ultimate goal is to help students better develop and articulate their own ideas and to make effective rhetorical choices in their academic writing.
Hours of Operation
During Summer I & II/III Sessions,
Tuesdays-Thursdays: 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Writing Centre is still available to students; we are closed to all in-person meetings, but are still available for online and eTutor appointments. The two formats are both conducted via the internet but are slightly different:
Online appointments (which show up in pink on the schedule) require access to the internet for the duration of the appointment. Five minutes before the appointment time, the student should click on their appointment, then click on the online link, and a window opens allowing the student to post or upload text to the main window. The tutor will jointhe conversation, and the tutor and student can then instant message back and forth on the right-hand side of the window, as well as add/remove additional comments or text in the main window. Video and audio can also be added if both parties enable this on their devices and if the internet speed is fast enough.
ETutor appointments (which show up in green on the schedule) allow students to post files to their appointment on our online schedule; the tutor will then add comments to the file and email them back to the student. This is not as ideal as the back-and-forth of the instant messaging or audio/video option with online appointments (above). If mutually agreed upon, the tutor and student may want to connect via phone call to allow for conversation. If you wish to be contacted by phone, please add your phone number to your appointment under "additional information."
We hope these options will work for you. We plan to continue to offer support to students for the rest of the semester.
- The Writing Centre
The Writing Centre is closed on statutory holidays as well as during the exam periods each term.
Schedule a consultation . We strongly recommend that students book appointments online. When bookings are full, you can also join our wait-list (on the Scheduling Calendar) for your preferred day.
- To ensure we can accomodate as many students as possible, student appointments are limited to a maximum of twice per week.
- Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance.
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4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4