University of Calgary

Writing Support

In today's world, having clear and effective communication skills is an asset.

Our services, which include appointment-based one-on-one writing consultations, drop-in writing consultations, the Writer's Block workshop series and various helpful online writing resources, can help improve your writing skills and enable you to become a more effective and articulate communicator in your discipline, your profession, and in your community.

Our aim is to foster a university-wide culture that values student writing and recognizes the role writing plays in the processes of inquiry, learning, and the communication and critique of knowledge.


Certificate Description
Writing Support Tutorial
Skills for Success
Writing Workshops
Online Writing Resources

Writing consultations:

Writing Support appointments can help you develop and improve your overall writing skills. During an appointment, we can

  • Discuss your writing process and help you learn strategies to write more effectively
  • Give you advice on writing research papers and provide handouts on how to document sources
  • Help improve your essay structure, paragraph development, writing style, grammar and punctuation
  • Provide help with English as a second language
  • Book your one-on-one writing consultation

Contact information:

Writing Support Services Student Success Centre 3rd Floor TFDL University of Calgary

Telephone: 403.220.5881 Fax: 403.220.0068 Email:


Writing Support is not a proofreading service. Although Writing Support instructors respond to students' general questions about assignments in progress, they do not engage in a detailed review or editing of drafts.