Important Notice:

The Writing Centre's in-person services are closed for the summer. Please read carefully below for instructions on accessing the Writing Centre Online.

Students collaborating at the Learning Commons

The Writing Centre will be closed for in-person consultations this summer. Instead, beginning on Monday, May 11, Writing Centre faculty members will be working their shifts remotely. This means that from 11 am -4 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 11 am - 2:00 pm on Fridays, we will be available to read and provide feedback on your written assignments by email. Once you’ve submitted an assignment, you can expect a reply within 48 business hours.

To request written feedback from an instructor on your assignment, use your CapU student email account to write to us at Please include the following:

  • your specific writing-related question(s), which might concern grammar, MLA/APA style, formatting, etc.;
  • if applicable, the specific assignment with which you’d like help (either attached as a Word or Pages file, or sent using a Google Docs link) plus a brief explanation of the kind of feedback you’re looking for;
  • your instructor’s guidelines for the assignment (if you’re sending us a specific assignment to look at).

The Writing Centre also offers an online, drop-in Peer Tutor service on Microsoft Teams. Peer Tutors are trained by English faculty to help students with a range of writing- and citation-related issues and to point students in the direction of further resources. Visit this page to chat in real time with a Writing Centre Peer Tutor during the following hours:

Monday to Thursday, 1:00-2:30 pm & 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In accordance with our usual practices at the Writing Centre, instructors and Peer Tutors will not be available to edit/proofread your work. Instead, we will highlight errors in a portion of your assignment, provide some general comments, and point you in the direction of relevant resources. Please see our statement on Proofreading vs. Instructional Editing.