Your development as a writer is an ongoing process, whether you are writing your first university paper, completing your doctoral dissertation, or writing a research article for publication. At all stages, Writing Services is here to support you in taking your writing to the next level with feedback, guidance, and resources.


We offer free, confidential writing appointments to University of Guelph students (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral), faculty, and visiting scholars. We can help you organize and structure writing projects, provide feedback on drafts, answer questions about writing in specific disciplines or genres, and much more.

All writing appointments are booked online.

You can view a video tutorial on How to Book a Writing Appointment at the University of Guelph.

Writing Resources

Teaching Support

We provide workshops, customized assignment resources, and advice about writing assignment design and assessment. For more information,  email library@uoguelph.ca.

To request an in-class or departmental workshop, please complete the Workshop Request Form

English Language Support

The Library offers dedicated assistance to students with English as an additional language (EAL). If English isn't your first language and you are a student in a degree program, you can access the Library's EAL programs and services.

The Writing Room in the McLaughlin Library

The Library has reserved a quiet room for writers to work independently on their writing projects. All students, visiting scholars, faculty, and staff can book a writing desk for 1- 4 hours with no daily limit. Room 133  is available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm with specific times reserved for faculty and staff only. Reserve your desk online.

Workshops & Programs

Dissertation Boot Camp

Dissertation Boot Camp is a one-week program designed to help students develop effective writing skills and habits to help them finish their graduate theses in a timely manner.

Brain Food

Brain Food is a series of workshops which teach graduate students effective ways to approach their research, writing, and data analysis.

Faculty Writing Retreat

The Faculty Writing Retreat is offered each summer; this week-long retreat is designed for University of Guelph faculty working on scholarly writing projects such as books, book chapters, and journal articles.

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop is one day of free, interactive workshops, open to the public, which provide opportunities to learn about topics ranging from creative fiction and non-fiction, academic writing, social media, therapeutic writing, self-editing, and publishing.

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