The Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is a free service available to all Algoma University registered students in any discipline of study, including those studying at our satellite programming locations in Brampton and Timmins.

The Writing Lab is staffed by a qualified writing instructor who helps students with individual writing consultations by appointment. The goal of the Writing Lab is to help students improve the writing skills they need to be successful at the university level. The Writing Lab works closely with the Learning Centre to provide a range of academic support services.


The Writing Lab is located in WW 306, in the Wishart Library.

Writing Lab Hours and Booking an Appointment

The Writing Lab runs for 14 weeks during the fall and winter semesters, and for a limited time during the spring and summer semesters. The Writing Lab is available for appointments during office hours.

Students are permitted to make two appointments per week to a maximum of six appointments per semester. The Writing Lab Instructor will recommend additional follow-up appointments as needed

  1. Select the date and time on the booking form.
  2. Enter your student webmail ID and password.
  3. Fill in your first and last names, the course code (for example: ENGL 1606), and your Algoma University webmail email address on the booking information page.
  4. Click the “Save” button on the bottom of the booking information page so the appointment will be saved.

Please Note: The Writing Lab Instructor will only contact students through webmail.

For semester hours and booking information, visit

For free resources and handouts, enrol in the Writing Lab on CMS with the key: writing.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please follow steps 1 and 2, and when the booking information page opens, scroll to the bottom and select “Edit” or “Cancel Entry”.

For students studying at our satellite programming in Brampton or Timmins, please email your assignment in a Word document file at least two days before your due date to Please also send your assignment criteria and due date so the Writing Lab Instructor can help you in a timely fashion. The Writing Lab Instructor will make comments and suggestions and email the document back.

Student Preparation

Before using the Writing Lab’s services, students should read and become familiar with the Writing Lab Policy (PDF).