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. Register for the English Writing Proficiency (EWP) exam to complete the EWP graduation requirement if you entered Bishop’s University prior to fall 2020.

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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 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: