McGill Writing Centre

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McGill Writing Centre

The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) offers credit courses in academic writing that may be taken as electives or to fulfil language requirements in some degree programs. In some faculties, you need to obtain approval from your Student Affairs Office as well as from your academic adviser before you take courses outside of your faculty, especially if the courses do not form part of your program requirements. In addition to its credit course offerings, the MWC offers non-credit courses, workshops, and individualized tutoring. For further information, please visit the MWC website: www.mcgill.ca/mwc.

Undergraduate Courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits Notes
CEAP 150 Critical Analysis and Composition 3 Instructor permission required
CEAP 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3  
CESL 299 ESL: Academic English Seminar 3  
CESL 300 ESL: Academic English 2 3 Placement test required (see www.mcgill.ca/mwc for details)
CESL 400 ESL: Essay & Critical Thinking 3 Placement test required (see www.mcgill.ca/mwc for details)
CESL 500 ESL: Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Placement test required (see www.mcgill.ca/mwc for details)
CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering 3 Restricted to and required for students pursuing a B.Sc. in Engineering
CCOM 300 Writing and Community Action 3 Instructor permission and departmental interview required
Note: CEAP, CESL, and CCOM undergraduate courses are not open to students who have taken them previously under the corresponding EAPR, ESLN, and EDEC codes.

Graduate Courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
CEAP 642 Cornerstones of Academic Writing 1
CEAP 652 Fundamentals of Academic Presentations 1
CEAP 661 Summaries and Critiques 1
CEAP 665 Literature Reviews 1
CESL 631 Strategies for Academic Communication in English 1
CESL 641 Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English 1
CESL 651 Pronunciation for Effective Communication 1
Note: MWC graduate courses are not open to postdoctoral fellows.

Course for School of Continuing Studies Students:

Course Number Course Title Notes
CCOM 205 Communication in Management 1 Restricted to and required for students in Career and Professional Development programs offered by the School of Continuing Studies

Course in Professional Writing (CE Units):

Course Number Course Title Notes
CCOM 208 Professional Writing in Business  

McGill Writing Centre Contact Information

McGill Writing Centre Contact Information

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

Inquiries concerning CEAP 150, CEAP 250, CESL 500, and CCOM 300 should be directed to:

  • Prof. Sarah Wolfson
  • Email: sarah.wolfson [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-1246

Inquiries concerning CCOM 205 and CCOM 208 should be directed to:

  • Prof. Sue Laver
  • Email: sue.laver [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-2351

Inquiries concerning CESL 299, CESL 300, and CESL 400 should be directed to:

  • Prof. Carolyn Samuel
  • Email: carolyn.samuel [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-1712

Inquiries concerning CCOM 206 should be directed to:

  • Prof. Diane Dechief
  • Email: diane.dechief [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-3320

Inquiries concerning graduate-level courses and other aspects of the Graphos program should be directed to:

  • Dr. Yvonne Hung
  • Email: yvonne.hung [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-8430

Administrative inquiries should be directed to:

  • mwc [at] mcgill.ca for undergraduate courses
  • graphos [at] mcgill.ca for graduate courses
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jan. 23, 2018) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jan. 23, 2018) (disclaimer)