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. 

Please drop-in 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! 

January 13th - April 17th, 2020
RCB 9218

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday Sign-Up
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday Sign-Up
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Friday Sign-Up
1:00 - 3:00 pm

How to Book Online Appointments

1. Sign up for an appointment slot

Visit our Google Drive and open the LDWC appointment spreadsheet. Available appointments are highlighted in yellow AND have no other names in them.

Add your name, course number, and preferred tutoring delivery method. Preferred methods include Skype, phone, or email. 

For example, you might type "Hazel Bliss; LING 282W; Skype" in the slot.

2. Tell us how to contact you

Please email with your contact information. If you have requested a Skype appointment, please provide your Skype username. If you have requested a phone call, please provide your phone number. If you have requested email, please provide your email address.

3. Send us your draft

Please upload your draft to the Google Drive at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. Be sure your file is named as follows:


For example: "Bliss-Hazel-LING282W-Mar23"

We strongly advise you to include some specific questions that you want the tutors to address and/or the section(s) the tutors should focus on. 

Looking to Talk with Us?

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


Email us at 

Dr. Heather Bliss, Director | RCB 8121