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! 

SPRING 2021 HOURS
Zoom/Email

Monday Sign-Up
10:00 - 12:00 pm
Tuesday Sign-Up 10:30 - 12:30 pm
Wednesday
(Apr 14 Only)
Sign-Up 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday Sign-Up 10:00 - 12:00 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, and course number. 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.

By default, appointments will be conducted via Zoom. If you are not able to attend a Zoom videoconference, the tutors can instead provide feedback via email. In such cases, please type “email” along with your name and course number in your appointment slot

2. Send us your draft

Please upload your draft to the Google Drive of your appointment at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. If your draft is not uploaded 24 hours in advance, your appointment will automatically be canceled.

Please include 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.

Be sure your file is named as follows:

LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-COURSENUMBER-DATE

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

We can only accept and read files that are uploaded as a PDF, DOC, or DOCX.

3. Connect with us on Zoom

Shortly before your scheduled appointment time, click on the link below to access your meeting: Zoom Link

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 appointments spreadsheet. Repeat “no-shows” may be blocked from making appointments.

Looking to Talk with Us?

The Linguistics Department Writing Centre is online for the spring 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