The writing centre provides free academic communication support for students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

Our goal is to elevate and promote clear, effective writing and reading skills, as well as critical analytical skills across departments and curricula. We offer in-person, one-on-one tutoring, as well as workshops, in-class presentations, and online support.

Winter Hours

Booked appointment hours, Room 115, Burke Building

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop-in hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room 115, Burke Building
  • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Atrium 107

Make appointments online,
by calling 902-491-6202,
or emailing writing@smu.ca


News & Announcements


Writing Tips

The writing centre's writing centre, OWL Purdue

Free APA Style Tutorials

The Chicago Manual of Style Online - Submit a Question to the Style Q&A

Expanded help in citing social media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and even Google+)

An excellent list of logical fallacies - An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments (Ali Almossawi) 

Why never to use wikipedia as a reliable source of information - Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia (Salon.com)

70 Useful Sentences for Academic Writing (ThinkELT.com)

Words to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary (BusinessInsider)


Social Media

What Students are Saying

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