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 each term! 

For Summer 2024, we offer a hybrid model with sessions available online or in-person. 

As spots are limited, you are required to sign up for an appointment and send us your draft by 11:59pm the day before your session (see further instructions below).

Summer Hours
May 20 - August 9 

Monday Zoom
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday  RCB 9218 / Zoom  11:00 am - 1:00 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 “Alexis Rose; LING 282W” in the slot.
  • For slots highlighted in turquoise, please select whether you want to meet in-person or online.
  • Please double-check that your appointment has been saved. If there are any technical issues with saving your appointment time, please email

2. Send us your draft

  • Please send us your draft, along with a cover memo with your contact info (email address) and 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

3. Attend your appointment

  • For in-person appointments, please wait outside the LDWC office (RCB 9218) until the tutor invites you in.  
  • 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.

Questions? Get in touch! 
You can reach us with any questions at

Looking to Talk with Us?

The Linguistics Department Writing Centre offers tutoring sessions both in-person and online. If you would like to book an appointment, please follow the detailed instructions provided in the How to Sign Up section below.


Email us at 

Dr. Heather Bliss, Director | RCB 8121