Welcome to Queen’s and to the Writing Centre. One of our goals is to help you make the transition to university-level academic writing. We offer many resources to support you in your first year, including
- Handouts to help you write university essays and assignments, such as What Makes an “A” Paper, How to Develop a Thesis Statement, How to Avoid Plot Summary in an English Essay, and Conventions of Science Writing. See all of our available handouts here.
- Course-specific, discipline-specific, and general writing workshops. The Fall workshop schedule will be posted here and you can register for open workshops here (classroom workshops are available only to those registered in those courses).
- 1:1 appointments with professional writing consultants – 50-minute and 25-minutes appointments are available. See here for how to book an appointment.
- 1:1 drop-in sessions with Peer Writing Assistants. These 25-minute consultations allow you to discuss writing issues with and ask questions of trained peers. Read more about these sessions here.
In addition, we would encourage you to check out two useful resources developed by Learning Strategies: Academics 101, an overview of everything you want to know about making the transition to university, from workload to exam prep (and everything in-between), and The First Six Weeks, which provides tips on how to make the most of your first six weeks at university.
Check back soon for more information!