Academic Support for Queen's Students

Our friendly and welcoming team are experts in the science of learning and the art of writing.

Whether you're an undergraduate, Masters or PhD student, we'll help you discover ways to write essays, reports, theses, dissertations and academic articles, to study effectively, and to develop your academic English skills.

Book an appointment

Meet a SASS team member to work on your writing, academic skills, or academic English.

Book your appointment now

Attend an event

Discover our workshops, drop-ins, and study and writing groups.

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Learn online

Work on your skills at your own pace with our academic skills and writing guides.

Visit our online resources and tutorials

Welcome to Queen's

SASS: here to help your succeed
As the new academic year begins, we'd like to welcome you to Queen's, to SASS, and to our all-new website! Good luck, and see you soon in one of our many appointments, events, study groups, and workshops.

Editing services for grad students

New list of approved professional editors for PhD and Masters work
If you're a grad student looking for professional editing to help you prepare your thesis, dissertation, or publications, the School of Graduate Studies has a new listing of specialists with contact details, prices, and specializations.
View the editor list

SASS is open all summer

Appointments and workshops continue
We continue to offer a full range of academic skills, writing, and English as an additional language workshops throughout the summer. Appointments are available in person and online. Book online, call 613 533 6315, or visit us in Stauffer Library Monday to Friday, 8.30-4.30.
Book summer appointments now




a row of books
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

Writing Essentials Workshop

If you've never written a paper, lab report, or essay at university level before, we'll introduce you to everything you need to know to get started.




a page of writing
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

Grad Skills: Improving Writing Style

In this session, we’ll talk about how to improve your writing style so that you meet supervisors’, editors’, and reviewers’ expectations – regardless of your discipline.




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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

Grad Skills: Edit Your Writing

In our final summer writing session, we’ll reflect on what successful editing means.

“I know I can always come to SASS whenever I need any help or advice on studying or writing. It’s so helpful."

Life Sciences '23