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Bethune Writing Centre


The Writing Centre opens January 17th 2023 for virtual and in-person appointments.

Hello! My name is Kathryn and I'm the Instructor at the Bethune Writing Centre. My goal is to help you improve your academic writing by expressing your ideas and knowledge clearly and in your own voice.  I encourage you to make an appointment at any stage of your writing process. Whether you’re at the beginning and figuring out the instructions, in the middle and would like a second opinion on what you’ve written so far, or finalizing an assignment before submitting, I’m here to learn more about what you are working on and how I can help you.

The Writing Centre is here to help you navigate the different kinds of academic and professional writing that you will encounter over your university experience. This includes talking about the different skills that you will need to be successful in your writing practice. 

Please note that these appointment slots are for students who are from the Faculty of Science or Lassonde School of Engineering or who are currently taking a Lassonde, Science or Bethune course. Students who are not enrolled in Science, Lassonde or Bethune College-affiliated courses will have their bookings cancelled.

The Bethune Writing Centre can help you with the following:

  • Review your work and learn to self-edit
  • Write a critical argument and/or thesis for assignments
  • Organize the structure of scientific reports and essays
  • Reference and write citations
  • Learning strategies and effective work habits
  • Personal statements and applications
  • Appointments are 50 minutes.
  • Wednesday appointments are in-person.
  • Monday,Tuesday and Thursday appointments are virtual over Zoom.
  • You will receive a reminder email the day before your appointment.


  • Appointments can be booked up to 1 hour before the scheduled time.
  • You can change or cancel your appointment up to 1 hour before your scheduled appointment time. After this point, please contact the Writing Instructor.
  • One appointment per day is permitted. If you book multiple appointments on one day, only the first appointment will be kept (subsequent bookings will be automatically cancelled).
  • A maximum of 3 appointments can be booked in the scheduler.
  • Contact the Writing Centre if you have questions about scheduling.

For in-person appointments:

  • We will be using the AV technology in BC 203 during appointments
  • Please ensure that your work is either accessible online, downloadable through email, or on a USB.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please contact the Writing Instructor. Accommodations will be made to reschedule your appointment virtually.

For virtual appointments over Zoom:

  • You can access Zoom on the main page, where Kathryn (the Writing Instructor) will meet you for your appointment.
  • Kathryn will welcome you into the session from the waiting room at your scheduled time.

Appointments begin on Tuesday January 17th, 2023.

The schedule for the winter term is:

Monday: 10:30 - 12:30 and 1:30-3:30 (appointments are virtual over Zoom)

Tuesday: 10:30 - 12:30 and 3:00 - 5:00 (appointments are virtual over Zoom)

Wednesday: 12:30 - 2:30 (appointments are in person in BC203)

Thursday: 11:30 -1:30 and 2:30-4:30 (appointments are virtual over Zoom)

  • Reading Week: February 21st(offering 1 day, in the past we've taken the week off, or started 1 week later in January)

The last day of appointments for the Winter term is April 6th.


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