The McGill Writing Centre
Would you like to refine your academic writing skills or learn to write for a specific professional audience? The new McGill Writing Centre (MWC) can help you attain your goals. As a student in one of the MWC’s courses or workshops, you will learn important writing techniques and tips that will help you to succeed both at university and in many different professions.
Located in the McLennan-Redpath Library, the MWC provides a central resource for written communication, offering credit and non-credit courses for both native and non-native English speakers. The MWC’s academic and professional writing courses and workshops will appeal to both degree program and continuing education students.
The MWC’s offerings emphasize writing strategies and techniques as well as self-editing processes that will help you to identify and eliminate common mistakes. The Centre’s instructors will show you how to organize your ideas, express yourself clearly, make convincing arguments, and reach the right audience.
Courses for Undergraduate and Graduate McGill Students
|Course Number||Title||Credits||MWC Placement Test|
|CEAP 250||Research Essay & Rhetoric||3||Yes*|
|CESL 150||English as a Second Language||6||Yes|
|CESL 200||ESL: Academic English 1||3||Yes|
|CESL 299||ESL: Academic English Seminar||3||No|
|CESL 300||ESL: Academic English 2||3||Yes|
|CESL 400||ESL: Essay & Critical Thinking||3||Yes|
|CESL 500||ESL: Research Essay & Rhetoric||3||Yes|
|CESL 640||Fund of Acad Writing for Grad St||3||No|
|CESL 650||Pronunciation & Communication||3||No|
|CESL 660||Pronunciation: Indep. Study||0||No|
|CESL 690||Writing for Graduate Students||3||No|
|CCOM 206||Communication in Engineering||3||No|
*For CEAP 250, students write a brief composition IN CLASS on the first day of classes.
Courses for Continuing Studies Students
|CCOM 205||Communication in Management|
|CCOM 207||Communication in Public Relations|