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Simon Fraser University Learning Support Services

Writing and Academic Skills 

SFU Student Learning Commons: “Your Writing and Academic Success Centre” 


These virtual consultations take place on our platform, Writing Centre Online (or WCO). We generally have availability on the platform from 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and weekend consultations are also available. You will need to create a profile on WCO the first time you register, but after that, logging in and booking yourself a consultation is a fairly quick process!  
In a consultation, you can share your paper with a trained peer educator on a shared, editable "white board." You will be able to connect with audio, and video is optionally available as well. These consultations are booked for 30 or 60 minutes and are a great opportunity to receive additional support and feedback on your writing. You can use this service alongside Write Away, for example, by booking a consultation to discuss how to incorporate the feedback you received from the Write Away tutor. 


EAL Programs (English as an Additional Language) 

SLC Workshops (Writing, Speaking, and Study Skills). Selected topics include

  • How To Argue Academically
  • Hot Tips for Revising
  • Structuring Ideas Through Grammar
  • Improve Your Reading Effectiveness
  • Managing Procrastination

Writing and Academic Services for Graduate Students

The Research Commons in the SFU Library offers workshops, consultations, and other services specifically tailored for graduate students.

Quick Links to Frequently Used Resources

SFU Library Reference Desk - AskAway
For help with research. Reference staff can show students how to find and use the best information resources for their topic. The Citation and Style Guides help students cite sources correctly and ethically.

Career Services
Provides assistance with resumes and cover letters

Beedie School of Business: Career Management Centre
Offers students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program coaching workshops on professional resumes and cover letters.

Beedie School Writing Mentors
Aimed at undergraduate students registered in business courses and will provide those students with practical resources to help them develop strong critical writing skills.

Centre for Accessible Learning
Information and counsel for students with a documented or suspected disability.

Indigenous Student Centre
Provides programs and support services for Indigenous students

Student Services:
The Student Services homepage links students to resources on academic, personal, and financial support. Associated services include