Academic Resources

The University of Guelph offers many academic resources and academic programming. 

Featured Academic Programming

  • Studying and Time Management Appointments
    •  Book online here.
  • Join the Academic Action Program
    • Work with an academic coach to identify your goals, create a realistic academic action plan, and build skills and reach your goals. Apply here.

Learning Services continues to offer online appointments and has created a short resource guide, Transitioning to Online Learning during COVID-19.

  • Online appointments address:
    • Creating and sticking to a schedule
    • Reducing procrastination
    • Adjusting to and preparing for online exam formats
    • Giving presentations online
       

AN UPDATE FROM WRITING SERVICES:

The following email includes information on Writing Services’ Winter 2021 workshops, programs, and consultations for undergraduate students.   

 Even though we can’t meet in person, Writing Services is still here to support you online. This Writing Support for Undergraduate Students video describes our services for you. Register in advance as programs and writing consultations fill up quickly! If you have questions, please email writing@uoguelph.ca

WRITING CONSULTATIONS

  • 25-minute and 50-minute writing appointments are available online starting January 18. Meet with trained Graduate Writing TAs to get feedback on your writing, ask questions, get advice, and talk through ideas. If you are a 1st year student, you can also meet with one of our Undergraduate Writing Peer Helpers who are trained specifically to support you. Register for appointments on WC Online.  
     

WRITING PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

  • Academic Writing Style Online (self-directed) is designed to help students focus on cohesion, wordiness, and clarity to improve their ability to write academically. Materials are available as asynchronous videos and worksheets. Work at your own pace. Self-register on CourseLink
  • Brain Food Thesis and Dissertation Workshops Online (starting February 1) are designed for graduate students, but are also beneficial for senior undergraduate honours students writing an undergraduate thesis. Sessions focus on literature reviews, time management, research, paraphrasing, presentation skills, and much more to accommodate students at the various stages of the thesis process. You’ll find out more about how to approach your research and writing with confidence. Attend one session or attend them all. To register for these sessions, visit the Library’s Events Calendar.    
  • Writing Rooms Online help writers stay motivated to work on writing projects by writing in the company of others. Join our online writing rooms on Microsoft TEAMS and be a part of the University of Guelph writing community. Rooms are open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 10:00pm for all faculty, visiting scholars, and students at University of Guelph. For more information, visit the Writing Rooms ONLINE schedule on WC Online.  
  • Writing Tune-Up Online (self-directed) delivers two days of grammar material for all writers, available as slides and worksheets. These workshop materials are excellent for improving your academic writing skills. Work at your own pace. Self-register on CourseLink 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT
Writing Services offers dedicated assistance to non-native English speakers. If English isn't your first language and you are a student in a degree program, you can access the Library's EAL programs and services. Visit English Language Support.  

  • English Language appointments are effective for helping non-native English speakers to clarify their ideas and structure their essays before submitting their written assignments. Appointments can focus on skill development for writing, reading, listening, and oral communication. Register on WC Online.  

ONLINE WRITING RESOURCES
Our writing resources (guides, templates, and videos) are designed to help academic writers at various stages of their writing process. Some of the topics include grammar, style, citations, plagiarism, literature reviews, lab reports, and much more. This collection also includes resources to help writers in the pre-writing and revising stages because writing and research is an iterative process.  

Also, check out the Library’s Remote Learning Resources.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Email: writing@uoguelph.ca    

Twitter: @ugwriting  

  *For support with time management, presentation skills, notetaking, exam preparation, and much more, contact Learning Services, check out Studying Resources & Workshops or contact at learning@uoguelph.ca.