Skip to main content
graduate roll english roll math roll accommodation roll study roll writing roll test roll test roll test roll

Writing Support

Do you need help working through your writing assignments? Come chat with one of our writing consultants.

We think our writing is best when we get to talk about it with others at various stages of the process. So, that’s what we do - help students become better writers by engaging them in meaningful conversations about their writing. If you get in the habit of doing this, it will become a meaningful part of your ongoing writing processes and development at Ryerson.

Writing Support programming is available on the 4th floor of the new Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge Street.

Browse through the menu for details on specific programs.



Writing Support

Book an appointment for individual 25 or 50 minute personalized sessions with a trained writing consultant. You can discuss any aspect of your writing, at any stage of the writing process and get thoughtful, critical feedback that will help you move forward.

Important Dates

  • First day of Winter 2017 programming is January 23, 2017
  • Last day of Winter 2017 programming is April 13, 2017

Winter 2017 Drop-in Schedule

Drop-in without an appointment!  Our Winter drop-in hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 12pm to 3pm

Last day for drop-in is April 20, 2017.

Book an Appointment

Writing Support

Register for one of our workshops and learn some of the fundamentals of university-level writing.

  • Basics of Referencing and Citation Styles
  • Common Grammar Errors
  • Critical Reading Skills for Better Academic Writing
  • Effective Revision and Editing
  • Ethical Scholarship in Student Writing: Integrating Sources Effectively, Write Better, Avoid Plagiarism
  • Finding your Voice and Style
  • Getting Started on your Academic Paper
  • Obstacles to Writing
  • The Thesis Statement
  • Stress-Free Writing
  • Writing and Perfectionism


Writing Support

Drop-in or register for one of our group sessions for student writers facilitated by our professional writing support staff. Meet fellow students, discuss your writing process, get guidance, advice and feedback, and build your confidence as a writer at University and beyond. Each group has 5 to 6 sessions per semester.

The writing group has 5 sessions per semester. Please register for the group only if you can attend the majority of the sessions.  

Writing group sessions are held on the 4th floor of the new Student Learning Centre.

Important Dates

  • Fall 2016 writing groups start the week of October 17 , 2016
  • Winter 2017 writing groups start week of March 6, 2017

Writing Groups

Writing Support

Ryerson Writes: March 29, 1pm to 8pm

Writing doesn't need to be so daunting. Building community can help! Ryerson Writes is our chance to get down to writing, together.

On March 29th, all students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to celebrate Canada’s 150th by participating in Ryerson Writes, our inaugural community-wide writing event.

Come celebrate Canada’s unity in diversity by contributing to our shared goal of 150 pages while working on your own writing!

Everyone can benefit from a productive and encouraging environment. Let’s promote literacy on campus and celebrate our unique voices. Let’s look to each other for inspiration and motivation.

Join us on the 4th floor of the Student Learning Centre for quiet, intensive writing time, refreshments, prizes, and camaraderie!

Space is limited, so register today at

View the Ryerson Writes schedule

SLS staff will be available for specialized 1-on-1 consultations on:

  • General Writing
  • Writing for Science and Engineering
  • Math
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Goal Setting and Time Management
  • Learning Strategies
  • Discipline Specific Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Copyright
  • Dissertation Coaching

Explore our Support Areas