Linguistics Department Writing Centre

Welcome to the Linguistics Department Writing Centre (LDWC). We offer one-on-one consultations for academic writing with a linguistic twist.

You don't have to be a Linguistics or Cognitive Science program student to visit us! As long as you are enrolled in a Linguistics or Cognitive Science course, we are happy to offer feedback and guidance on your writing assignments for those particular courses.

Please book an appointment to discuss any aspect of the writing process. This includes planning, discussing your thesis, argumentation, paper and paragraph structure, punctuation, and grammar.

The tutors at the LDWC are passionate and savvy individuals who would love nothing more than to help you continually revise and improve your writing. We hope to see your face at least a few times a semester!

The Linguistics Department Writing Centre (LDWC) will follow a hybrid model for Spring 2024, with some online and some in-person sessions. You are required to sign up for an appointment and send us your draft by 11:59pm the day before your visit.

Note that tutoring will be available January 22 - April 19. During reading break, tutoring will be available online only, via Zoom.

 

SPRING 2024 HOURS

Tuesday RCB 9218 / Zoom
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday  Zoom  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday RCB 9218 / Zoom 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday Zoom 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

How to Sign Up for a Tutoring Session

1. Sign up for an appointment slot

Open the LDWC appointments spreadsheet.

Available appointment slots are highlighted in yellow or turquoise AND have no other names in them.

Add your name and course number to an available slot. For example, you might type “Hazel Bliss; LING 282W” in the slot.

Please double-check that your appointment has been saved. If there are any technical issues with saving your appointment time, please email ldwc@sfu.ca.

2. Send us your draft

Please send us a draft of your paper by 11:59 pm the day before your appointment.

Please include a cover memo with your contact info (email address), specific questions that you want the tutors to address and/or the section(s) the tutors should focus on.

Email your draft and cover memo to ldwc@sfu.ca

3. Attend your appointment

For in-person appointments, please wait outside the LDWC office (RCB 9218) until the tutor invites you in. We encourage you to wear a mask during your appointment.

For online appointments, shortly before your scheduled appointment time, click on the Zoom link to access your meeting. You will be directed to a virtual waiting room and your tutor will admit you to the meeting at the time of your appointment.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please remove your name from the spreadsheet.

Looking to Talk with Us?

The Linguistics Department Writing Centre is both in-person and online for the fall semester. If you would like to book an appointment, please follow the detailed instructions provided in the How to Book section of this page.

QUESTIONS? 

Email us at ldwc@sfu.ca 

Dr. Heather Bliss, Director 
hbliss@sfu.ca | RCB 8121