McGill Writing Centre

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McGill Writing Centre

Would you like to refine your academic writing skills or learn to write for a specific professional audience? The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) can help you achieve your goals. As a student in one of the MWC’s courses, you will learn essential writing techniques that will help you to succeed both at university and in many different professions.

Located in the McLennan-Redpath Library, the MWC is the University's central resource for written communication. The Centre offers credit courses in academic and professional writing for both native and non-native English speakers, and a tutorial service open to all students. In addition, the Centre offers a number of non-credit courses that teach writing skills for different media and professional contexts. These non-credit courses are open to the public, as well as to members of the McGill community.

Credit Courses for Degree Program Students

Course Number Title Credits MWC Placement Test *
CEAP 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 No
CEAP 642 Cornerstones of Academic Writing 1 No
CEAP 643 Literature Reviews and Scholarly Niches 1 No
CEAP 652 Fundamentals of Academic Presentations 1 No
CESL 299 ESL: Academic English Seminar 3 No
CESL 300 ESL: Academic English 2 3 Yes
CESL 400 ESL: Essay and Critical Thinking 3 Yes
CESL 500 ESL: Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Yes
CESL 641 Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English 1 No
CESL 651 Pronunciation for Effective Communication 1 No
CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering 3 No
* Please consult the MWC website at www.mcgill.ca/mwc for details regarding the date and location of the placement test.

Course for Continuing Studies Students

Course Number Title
CCOM 205 Communication in Management 1

Location

Location

  • McGill Writing Centre
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • 3459 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC Canada H3A 0C9
  • Telephone: 514-398-7109
  • Fax: 514-398-7416
  • Email: mwc [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/mwc

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Director
Sue Laver; B.A.(S. Fraser), M.A.(East Anglia), Ph.D.(McG.)
Faculty Lecturers
Robert Myles; B.A., M.A.(Car.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Carolyn Samuel; B.A., Dip.Ed.(McG.), M.Ed.(OISE, Tor.)
Academic Associate
Scott Kushner; B.A.(Wesl.), M.A., Ph.D.(Duke)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2014-2015 (last updated Apr. 15, 2014) (disclaimer)
School of Continuing Studies—2014-2015 (last updated Apr. 15, 2014) (disclaimer)