Resources for students
The Regional Writing Centre is available to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) who seek support to enhance and develop their academic writing skills. We believe that anyone can write. One-to-one peer support is one of our defining features. Our peer-tutors stand ready to talk to you about writing assignments in progress. Any aspect of writing, or the writing process, can be addressed in a session with one of our peer writing-tutors.
Writing Centre peer-tutors have proven writing abilities and have received training in peer-tutoring. As writers in high standing, peer writing-tutors make good mentors who engage in writing strategies that result in well-received written work. Our tutors attempt to help under- and post-graduate students see problems in their papers as evidence that one of the student-writer's learning or writing strategies is not working. Identifying these strategies by engaging students in conversation about their papers is how the Writing Centre tutoring process works.
The Regional Writing Centre is not a proofreading service.
Peer writing-tutors help you to examine your unique writing process, what you do from the time you get an assignment until the time you hand it in. They help you to identify strategies that you employ as you go. Finally, peer writing-tutors help you evaluate the contribution made by those strategies and, when it is determined that they are not working, identify and choose strategies that are more productive. The Regional Writing Centre improves writers, not writing.