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McGill Writing Centre

McGill Writing Centre

The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) offers credit courses in academic and professional 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: 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 mcgill.ca/mwc for details)
CESL 400 ESL: Essay & Critical Thinking 3 Placement test required (see mcgill.ca/mwc for details)
CESL 500 ESL: Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Placement test required (see mcgill.ca/mwc for details)
CCOM 200 Introduction to Creative Writing 3  
CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering 3 Restricted to and required for students pursuing a B.Sc. in Engineering
CCOM 301 Selected Communication Topic 1 3  
CCOM 302 Selected Communication Topic 2 3  
CCOM 314 Communicating Science 3  
CCOM 315 Writing the Internet 3  
CCOM 414 Advanced Communicating Science 3  
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 Literature Review 1: Summary and Critique 1
CEAP 665 Literature Review 2: Establishing Scholarly Niches 1
CEAP 671 Selected Topics in Communication 1 1
CEAP 672 Selected Topics in Communication 2 1
CEAP 676 Thesis Writing Lab 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
CCOM 614 Communicating Science to the Public 1
CCOM 615 Communicating Science to the Digital Public 1

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. MWC Departmental approval required.

Courses in Professional Writing (CE Units):

Course Number Course Title Notes
YCCM 208 Professional Writing in Business  
YCCM 600 Scientific Writing and Publishing: Graduate ESL Online

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: mcgill.ca/mwc
  • General Inquiries: mwc [at] mcgill.ca

Inquiries concerning CEAP 250, CCOM 205 and YCCM 208 should be directed to:

  • Dr. Zachary Abram
  • Email: zachary.abram [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-7109

Inquiries concerning CESL 300, CESL 400, CESL 500, CESL 641, and YCCM 600 should be directed to:

  • Dr. Mehdi Babaei
  • Email: susan.jackson [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-7109

Inquiries concerning CCOM 206, CESL 299, CESL 631, and CESL 651 should be directed to:

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

Inquiries concerning CCOM 200 should be directed to:

  • Sarah Wolfson
  • Email: diane.dechief [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-7109

Inquiries concerning CCOM 314, CCOM 315, and CCOM 614 should be directed to:

  • Pamela Lamb
  • Email: diane.dechief [at] mcgill.ca
  • McLennan-Redpath Library
  • Main Floor, Room #02
  • Telephone: 514-398-7109

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—2021-2022 (last updated Aug. 26, 2021) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Aug. 26, 2021) (disclaimer)
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