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Writing Support

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

What is Writing Support? (video, no sound)

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.

Due to Ryerson Policy, we are unable to help with take home tests or exams.  

Writing Support appointments are held in SLC-452. This room is located on the 4th floor of the SLC and is accessible through elevators and a powered door entrance. A height adjustable desk is available in the room for those who may require it. We proudly offer a scent-free environment. If you require additional information regarding accessibility, please contact sls@ryerson.ca

Browse through the menu for details on specific programs.

Writing Support

Meet with a trained writing consultant to discuss any aspect of your writing, come in at any stage of the writing process and get thoughtful, critical feedback that will help you move forward. 

We offer 25 and 50 minute in-person or remote (telephone/google hangout) appointments.

Due to Ryerson Policy, we are unable to help with take home tests or exams.  

Fall 2019

We've wrapped up for the semester and appointments/drop-in resumes in Winter 2020.

Winter 2020

January 20 to January 24

  • Individual Appointments: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm

Regular hours and drop-in starts on January 27, 2020.

Remote Appointments

Working from home? Book a phone or google hangout appointment.

Send a google document ahead of your appointment to sendtosls@ryerson.ca

Writing Support

Digital Media Support

Creating an infographic, video, slide deck, storyboard, blog assignment, social media project, or something else with digital media and need an extra pair of eyes? Have an idea but aren't quite sure where to start?

You can now book an appointment with digital media and design specialists in Student Affairs - to get help with all kinds of digital and multimedia assignments.

We can help with poster presentations, infographics, design principles, film and video, social media, blog design, writing, and production, and other audio-visual creations, blogs and other kinds of digital projects.

Due to Ryerson Policy, we are unable to help with take home tests or exams.  

Book a digital media appointment here.

Writing Support

Writing Groups

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. Please register for a group only if you can attend the majority of the sessions.

Foundations of Academic Writing and Grammar for First-year Students

Thursday, October 24, 12pm to 4pm

Feeling intimidated by your writing assignments? Need help fine-tuning your grammar and essay writing skills?

We invite all Ryerson first-year students to join us for a crash course introduction to university-level writing.

In response to concerns from students, professors, and secondary school teachers alike, we’ve developed a day of programming that addresses the high school-to-university writing gap. Some topics include:

  • Harnessing high school writing skills for university success
  • Not your 5-paragraph essay: common university writing assignments
  • Introduction to scholarly research
  • The academic writing process
  • Common grammar errors
  • …and more!

Enjoy the long lasting benefits of an intensive and tailored learning experience dedicated to academic research and writing. Although the program is designed with first-year students in mind, all Ryerson students are welcome!

Register for the Foundations of Academic Writing and Grammar.

Coffee will be provided.

For accessibility requirements or questions, please contact Natalya Androsova, at nandroso@ryerson.ca

Workshops

Do you like to learn in a classroom setting? Register for one of our many academic-skills workshops.

SLS offers workshops on a variety of topics designed to help you become more familiar with the essential skills necessary for academic success and allow you to build a foundation for academic skill-building. Some of our workshops are available for download, please visit Online Resources.

Sign-up for a workshop below or download our (PDF) Fall 2019 Workshop schedule.

Writing Support workshops

Study Skills and Transition Support Workshops

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