Welcome to the AUC Writing Centre. The Centre is located in Room 2.24 and is here to help AUC students with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments, general writing skills to ESL (English as a Second Language) support. The Centre is staffed by AUC’s highly skilled academic writing team, who also teach the Academic Writing Skills and Advanced Research Writing courses. Please note that the Writing Centre has been established to help you further improve your writing. This means that it is not an editing service: you cannot make an appointment and ask the instructor to proofread your work. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please read on.
You can make a 45-minute individual appointment or stop by for a 20-minute drop-in session to discuss issues such as the following:
Getting started, organising ideas, improving style
Improving the overall structure of the essay/paper, coherence, development of the argument
Using particular referencing styles (APA, MLA, CSE, Numbered References)
Gaining insight into the conventions and style of different types of writing, such as essays, research papers, abstracts, research proposals, but also CVs, cover letters and application essays
Strategies for overcoming writer’s block
Becoming a more effective editor of your own writing
Making an analysis of recurring grammatical errors and referring you to self-study tools
Capstone students can also make appointments at the Writing Centre
ESL support: the Writing Centre also provides specific support to students who write in English as a Second Language (ESL). The instructor can work with you on grammar, punctuation and vocabulary (vocabulary expansion and word use).
Please note that the Writing Centre has been established to help you further improve your writing. This means that it is not an editing service: you cannot make an appointment and ask the instructor to proofread your work.
The Writing Centre offers workshops on a variety of communication-related topics throughout the semester. Developed and presented by our writing specialists, they are designed to help students engage with a particular topic through participation and practice. Check the AUC newsletter, LCD screens and Canvas for an overview of the fall semester workshops and information on how to register for the workshops.