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Welcome to Writing Services!

Whether you need help with your first university assignment or are a seasoned writer looking for general feedback and strategies, we’re here for you.

Our primary goal is to work with students as they discover and develop their unique authorial voices. Our trained Writing Fellows collaborate with students in one-on-one sessions to help students predict audience responses to their writing. We’re happy to work with students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to drafting to polishing. 

 

Please feel free to drop in during our posted hours or set up an appointment by email. Starting this Wednesday, April 6th, you can also book an appointment through our new booking system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mandy Penney, Coordinator of Writing Services, at ageorg8@huron.uwo.ca.

We look forward to seeing you!

  • How to prepare for your appointment

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    1. Bring a copy of the assignment sheet and rubric from your professor, if available.
    2. Print a hard copy of your work – writing sessions are more productive and flexible when we work on paper rather than the computer.
    3. Brainstorm your main concerns or questions you would like to address.
    4. Come prepared to be actively involved in the session.
    5. Be aware that, while we may discuss recurring grammatical issues in your writing, we will not proofread for you. Instead, our goal is to give you the instruction and resources needed to continue to work on your paper outside of the session.
  • 2017-18 Writing Fellows

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  • Hamad Al-Azary, Writing Fellow is a PhD candidate in Psychology at Western, where he is a member of the Language and Concepts Research Group. The bulk of his research focuses on how we process meaning from metaphors and concepts. Experienced in academic writing and teaching, he looks forward to helping students at Huron become better writers.

    Samantha Black, Writing Fellow
    is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Western University where her research is focused on the interaction between climate change and population displacement as well as flooding in coastal cities. She has been a TA for Economics courses for five years.

    Yimin Chen, Writing Fellow is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies working on a thesis that seeks to disentangle some of the conceptual mess that surrounds internet trolling. He studied Biology and English Literature at UBC before coming to Western for his MLIS and PhD. Yimin has taught and TAed undergraduates in the MIT program as well as graduate students in Library and Information Science at FIMS and firmly believes that good academic writing doesn't have to be boring.

    Aaron Ender, Writing Fellow is a third-year Philosophy student at Huron University College. His interests include Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Logic. As a current Huron student, Aaron enjoys helping his fellow students excel at their writing and writing projects.

    Esther Lachance, Writing Fellow is currently a Bachelor of Education student at Western University. She completed her B.A. in French Literature and Psychology, as well as a Masters in French Literature, both from Western. Her research interests are vast, and include 17th century French Literature and Applied Linguistics. Her experiences lecturing and tutoring in French and English foster her passion for teaching.


    Patti Luedecke, Lead Fellow, Writing Services is a PhD student in English primarily studying American Literature with a secondary focus on British Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature. Combining her interests in both fields, she is currently writing her dissertation on the concept of “confidence” and the social contract in American literary naturalism of the 1890s. She completed both her MA in Media Studies, and her BA, a double-major in English and Media and the Public Interest (MIT) at Western. Patti has TAed for both English and MIT courses and enjoys helping students in other fields as well. 

    Anne Young, Writing Fellow has a PhD in English literature from Western University, where she specialized in Gothic Fiction, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Literary Theory. She also writes about art and art history. She enjoys reading and writing in a variety of genres, but did not always find writing easy. She knows it can also be difficult and frustrating, and understands how nerve-racking it can be to show your writing to others. Questions like: “When do I start a new paragraph?”; “What is a thesis?”; “How do I cite this?”; and “How do I know if I have done enough research?” are questions she has asked and found answers to.
  • Faculty Services, Summer 2018

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    • One-on-one writing consultations with WS Coordinator: book using our system at huronuc.mywconline.com
    • Writing Cafés: starting June 2018 – location and date TBA