innis writing centre

New Feature – Mobile Appointment Notices

Appointment notices can now be sent as text messages to your mobile device! To begin receiving text notices, please add your mobile account number and carrier to the information in your Account Preferences. You will still receive email notices in addition to your text notices.

The Writing Centre online booking system has a new responsive layout for mobile devices. We hope you enjoy the system’s new features.

The Writing Centre is a free service, and operates out of Rooms 315 and 321 in Innis College.

Writing and thinking go together. They are central activities in university study and in most jobs. We can boost your confidence by helping you to become a better writer and a better editor of your own work. At the Writing Centre you get personalized, one-on-one instruction from experienced, supportive writing instructors. Many students have realized that this free service can complement their classroom instruction throughout their university careers and make a significant difference in their performance. Writing Centres offer students a rare opportunity for private instruction geared to their specific needs.

In a 50-minute appointment, our writing instructors will show you which aspects of writing you already handle well and which aspects you need to improve; we’ll also explain how the Writing Centre can help you during the year. Bring in a course assignment that you’re working on. You may come in at any stage in the process of the assignment, even if you’ve not yet written a draft—but do come well before you have finished your work, so that you will have time to consider and incorporate the suggestions made by our instructors.

Eligibility (Fall/Winter)

You may use the Innis Writing Centre for all your written course work if you are an Innis College student. If you are not an Innis College student but are taking a course(s) at Innis College offered by the Cinema Studies Institute, the Urban Studies program, or the Writing and Rhetoric program, you can use the Innis Writing Centre for assignments specifically in those courses, which include

  • any CIN-, INI- or JIX- course,
  • JEI206H, and
  • any Innis College First Year Seminar (199) course

Innis College students seeking admission to a professional or graduate school will now be able to seek help on admissions letters.

Learn more about our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click on the following link to get to the online appointment booking system:

It will take you to the login screen where you type in your UTOR ID and password to enter the system. We look forward to helping you!

Additional Resources

There are other, very helpful resources through Writing at U of T, including special Writing Plus workshops through the year. Find out more information here:

Also consider visiting U of T’s Advice on Academic Writing web site for handouts and useful information on various kinds of writing: