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; see www.mcgill.ca/mwc/special-interest-courses.

Credit Courses for Degree Program Students

Course Number Title Credits MWC Placement Test *
CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering 3 No
CCOM 300 Writing and Community Action 3 No
CEAP 150 Critical Analysis and Composition 3 No
CEAP 250 Research Essay & Rhetoric 3 No
CEAP 642 Cornerstones of Academic Writing 1 No
CEAP 652 Fundamentals of Academic Presentations 1 No
CEAP 661 Summaries and Critiques 1 No
CEAP 665 Literature Reviews 1 No
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 and Rhetoric 3 Yes
CESL 631 Strategies for Academic Communication in English 1 No
CESL 641 Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English 1 No
CESL 651 Pronunciation for Effective Communication 1 No
* Please consult the MWC website at www.mcgill.ca/mwc for details regarding the dates and locations of the placement tests.

Course for Continuing Studies Students

Course Number Title
CCOM 205 Communication in Management 1

Course in Professional Writing (CE Units)

Course Number Title
CCOM 208 Professional Writing in Business

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.)
Senior Faculty Lecturer
Carolyn Samuel; B.A., Dip.Ed.(McG.), M.Ed.(OISE, Tor.)
Faculty Lecturers
Diane Dechief; B.A.(Alta.), M.A.(C'dia.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Sarah Wolfson; B.A.(Carleton Coll.), M.F.A.(Mich.)
Academic Associate
Yvonne Hung; B.Sc.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(CUNY)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Apr. 7, 2016) (disclaimer)
School of Continuing Studies—2016-2017 (last updated Apr. 7, 2016) (disclaimer)