The Writing Centre / English Writing Proficiency

The Writing Centre / English Writing Proficiency

All Writing Centre Services are offered free of charge

We offer both online and in-person appointments to students who would like help with written assignments or letters of intent (the Consultation Service) and workshops to help students improve their written work. In addition, we conduct the EWP exam, which is a graduation requirement for those students who entered Bishop’s before September 2020. We also offer the course EWP 115, which helps students address their academic writing skills.

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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.

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.



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

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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.

Writing Resources

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

EWP Exam

You’ve entered Bishop’s University before the Fall 2020 semester, and you need to take the EWP Exam? See the following sections for information:

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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. EWP exams can be reviewed beginning in late August, and full services resume in the second or third week of September. If you have any questions, please email the coordinator: