Writing Help Services

Writing Support Desk

The Writing Support Desk is located on the main floor of Leddy Library and is a service where students can get help with 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
  • interpreting assignment prompts
  • developing active reading habits

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

Winter 2017 hours commence on Monday, May 15th.  The last day will be Tuesday August 22nd.

The hours of availability are as follows:

Monday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday  10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday CLOSED

NOTE: The Writing Support Desk will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, May 22nd (Victoria Day)
  • Tuesday, May 30th 
  • Monday, July 3 (in observance of Canada Day)
  • Monday, August 7th (Civic Holiday)

While walk-in appointments are welcome when there are available openings.  However, we strongly recommend booking an appointment at least a week in advance as appointments fill up quickly.  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 student writing. A summer schedule will be posted shortly.

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/