The Writing Centre offers support for students looking for feedback on their writing. If you are working on a class project that is writing-intensive, whether it is a formal essay or not, come and meet with our tutors for feedback. Our tutors can also help with resume and cover letter writing. Bring a draft of your resume or your cover letter, and the Writing Centre tutors can help you perfect it. If you need a template to help start writing your resume, you can download one.
The Writing Centre is available for students at the Coquitlam Campus.
Whether you need help writing a thesis statement, revising citations, or would like to know more about how to write academic essays, the Writing Centre is here to help!
To make an appointment with us, please email [email protected] with your full name and student number, and we will be happy to assist you. You can also visit our MyCC page here for up-to-date information on MLA and APA, paraphrasing techniques, and much more!
Below are our hours for the Fall 2023 semester:
Monday - Friday (Bird Hall)
10:30am - 12:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
To arrange an online appointment (Zoom meeting) for Wednesdays from 9am – 3pm, please email [email protected]. In your email to us, please include your full name, student number, and the date and time you would like to have your Zoom meeting.
We look forward to meeting with you!
In addition, the Writing Centre offers workshops each semester for students looking to improve their academic reading and writing skills. This semester, the Writing Centre will be giving various workshops over Zoom. The Zoom links for these workshops will become available on the MyCC home page or the Writing Centre’s MyCC page on 24 hours before each workshop begins.
Remember: it isn’t what you think that matters; it’s how you express and support it! In this workshop, students will learn how to express their opinions through concise thesis statements and support them with strong claims. Students will be provided with examples of strong and weak thesis statements, guided through the planning process in creating a thesis statement, and have an opportunity to practise writing their own.
To write a successful essay almost always requires skilled reading. In this workshop, students will be introduced to different reading strategies for academic texts. They will engage in texts directed at the beginner-college level (level 100 courses) and answer different comprehension questions. Students will be shown how to infer meaning from a sentence, break down a text into understandable parts, and identify key parts of a text.
This workshop is intended for students who have a basic preliminary reading comprehension level but need further assistance in grasping more advanced academic texts. Students will be provided with the tools needed to dissect complex readings, tackle difficult vocabulary, and interpret abstract texts.
Students often struggle with how to use other authors’ words in their own work. In this workshop, students will be shown and practise paraphrasing exercises, identify different instances of plagiarism in example papers, and practise writing a brief response to an article by applying the correct paraphrasing and citation methods they have been taught.
The math peer tutors offer one-on-one support for students looking to get help with their math assignments. If you are having difficulties in your math assignments, come and meet the peer tutors for assistance. Peer tutoring for math is available at the Coquitlam campus.