Writing Centre

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS

Writing Centre

To provide free, high-quality peer tutoring to all John Abbott students who require assistance with their reading or writing assignments.  Coordinated through the English Department, the Writing Tutors program trains over sixty students each term. The goal is for our students to offer support to their peers for English term papers and for any course that requires close-reading and critical thought. Ultimately, our tutors aim to equip students with new strategies for each stage of the writing process, making them empowered readers and better writers on their own terms.

Our location

Located in P-109, the Writing Centre is a bright and welcoming space.  Following the library renovations, we will be moved into the library basement “tutoring hub” after Fall 2019.

Who we support

Students from any program at the College. Drop by the Centre for a walk-in appointment, or sign up in advance by reserving a one-hour time block in the red binder. For any student wishing additional support, feel free to contact Jennifer McDermott to set up weekly tutoring sessions.

Services provided

  • Brainstorming techniques and tools
    · Methods to strengthen thesis statements
  • Essay global revisions
  • Reading comprehension advice
    · Proofreading assistance
    · MLA and APA format guidance
  • Grammar worksheets
    · Study skills and outline tips
    · Time management strategies
    · Specialized posters on idioms, literary terms, and essay forms

Contact

Please feel free to contact either of the Writing Centre Co-coordinators via MIO
Jennifer McDermott or Faye Trecartin
514-457-6610 x 5153 or x5573
Writing Centre P-109