Writing Support Desk

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Writing Support Desk
Writing Support Staff
Phone extension: 
(519) 253-3000 ext.3472
Email Address: 
Leddy Library, main floor
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 9:00am-7:00pm; Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm; Sunday CLOSED
NOTE: Dec. 11-16, we will be open from 11:00-5:00. After Dec. 16th, we will be closed until January 16th.

Writing Support Desk

The Writing Support Desk is located on the main floor of Leddy Library and is a service that provides students with help regarding various aspects of their academic writing, including

  • interpreting assignment prompts
  • constructing strong theses and arguments
  • grammar, punctuation, and syntax problems
  • analyzing and integrating sources
  • citing and referencing

Students should note that the WSD is not a proofreading service. Though we will examine as much of a sample of writing as we can in the space of a one-on-one consultation, our goal is to teach students how to improve their writing, not to simply edit the work. Read more about the WSD's Policies and Procedures.

Contact Information:

Phone Number: 519-253-3000 (ext.3472)

Email: writingsupport@uwindsor.ca

Our winter hours commence on Monday, January 15th.

The regular hours of availability are as follows:

Monday 9:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday  9:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm

NOTE ON HOLIDAYS: The Writing Support Desk will be closed on Family Day (Monday, Feb. 19th), and Good Friday (Friday, March 30th).

NOTE ON READING WEEK: The Writing Support Desk will have modified hours during Reading Week (Monday, Feb. 19th through to Sunday, Feb. 25th). 

Monday, Feb. 19th CLOSED
Tuesday, Feb. 20th 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 21st 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 22th 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday,, Feb. 23rd 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 24th CLOSED
Sunday, Feb. 25th CLOSED

NOTE ON THE EXAM PERIOD: The Writing Support Desk's last day of operatins for the Winter semester will be Friday, April 13th. Hours for that week will also be modified: 

Monday, April 9th 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, April 10th 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, April 11th 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, April 12th 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday, April 13th 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, April 14th CLOSED
Sunday, April 15th CLOSED


Walk-in appointments are welcome when there are available openings; however, appointments fill up quickly. Thus, to ensure you secure an appointment, we strongly recommend booking an appointment at least a week in advance.  Appointments can be booked through mySuccess.  


Instructions to book an appointment can be found here.

Instructions to cancel an appointment can be found here.

Should you have any questions about this process, be sure to email us at writingsupport@uwindsor.ca.


WSD Workshops

The Writing Support Desk also provides FREE workshops on topics related to academic writing. The winter schedule can be viewed here.

Students can register for workshops through mySuccess.  

Instructions to register for a workshop can be found here.

Should you have any questions about this process, be sure to email us at writingsupport@uwindsor.ca.

NOTE: The Writing Support Desk often adds workshops throughout the semester, so be sure to also check the Leddy calendar for any updates. 


****Request a WSD Workshop****
The Writing Support Desk offers specialized workshops on a range of writing issues to UWindsor student groups. If you are a professor, department head, staff member, or student leader and would like to request a workshop for your students, please complete the form linked below: http://uwindsor.fluidsurveys.com/s/presentationeventrequest/