The Writing Centre

Virginia Ryan with student

The Writing Centre is a free facility for all Memorial University students, undergraduate or graduate, who want help with their writing. It is located on the second floor of the Science Building, in room SN2053. Staffed by a director, a secretary, and by university students trained as writing tutors, the Writing Centre's mandate is to help university students become better writers and critical thinkers.

The Writing Centre provides one-on-one tutorials, and sessions last for about 45 minutes. Our tutors can help students at every stage of the writing process. We ask students to please print off a copy of the paper prior to the session. 

Hours

MONDAY to FRIDAY: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We are also open:

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS: noon - 3:00 p.m. (undergraduate sessions only)

To Make Appointments 

Graduate Students:

To book an appointment, please email Diane Ennis: ennisd@mun.ca.

Undergraduate Students:

To book an appointment at the main Writing Centre office, drop by SN2053 or call 864-3168.

An undergraduate tutor is also available at The Commons in the QEII Library from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. To book an appointment there, drop by The Commons or call 864-6159. 

Note: Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and the tutor will work with a drop-in student waiting for help.

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in sessions are available for undergraduate students at the main Writing Centre office (SN2053) and The Commons in the QEII Library. However, please be aware that we cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available unless you make an appointment. Our tutors get booked up quickly and are not always available for drop-in sessions. The best way to see a tutor when you need one is to make an appointment.

Online Sessions

We have an online system available for distance students living outside the greater St. John's area.

Tutors no longer conduct sessions on laptops. Please bring a hard copy of your work to your session. Exemptions to this policy are granted by the Director where special circumstances exist. 


For simple questions concerning our hours, policies, etc., please email jhiggins@mun.ca.

Contact

Writing Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000