The Writing Centre / English Writing Proficiency

The Writing Centre / English Writing Proficiency

Build Academic Writing Skills with Bishop’s Writing Centre

We are eager to support you in your writing journey through our one-on-one consultation services, downloadable resources, workshops, and writing evaluation. Enroll in the three-credit course EWP 115 to obtain comprehensive knowledge of academic writing.

Help with Assignments – The Consultation Service

The Writing Centre offers free 45-minute consultations to help Bishop’s University students with any written assignments and to review their EWP Exams and Write for Success essays. Get help with planning, organizing, outlining, sentence structure, grammar, referencing and citations. Improve your writing skills, learn helpful writing strategies, cite and reference correctly, and practice for the EWP Exam.

Writing Resources

The Writing Centre provides an assortment of downloadable pdf handouts and online resources to assist with academic writing.

Career Readiness


A variety of free writing workshops is offered by the Writing Centre during the Fall and Winter semesters.

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Write for Success

This evaluation is targeted at incoming students who would like to know how their writing compares with what is expected on university-level writing assignments.

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EWP 115 Writing Course

EWP 115 is a three-credit writing course that aims to develop competency in fundamental and inter-disciplinary academic writing skills by reviewing grammatical and structural concepts. The recursive nature of writing will be emphasized as students receive feedback at different stages of the writing process.

EWP Requirement

The Bishop’s University English Writing Proficiency (EWP) graduation requirement is for bachelor degree students who began their studies at BU before the Fall 2020 semester. The EWP requirement must be completed within the first 45 credits of one’s degree. It is necessary for students who have not satisfied their EWP requirement to do so. Passing the three-credit course EWP 115: English Grammar in Context satisfies the EWP graduation requirement.

Please contact the EWP Coordinator:

Exemptions and Regulations
Please see the EWP section of the Academic Calendar.

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Writing Centre Staff

The Writing Centre, located in the Library Learning Commons 226, 227, 228, is staffed by a group of enthusiastic and experienced writing consultants whose goal is to help students of all levels across all disciplines perfect their writing styles.


The Writing Centre is closed over the summer months. Full services resume in the second or third week of September. If you have any questions, please email the coordinator: