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Academic Support

 

Writing Skills Centre

Free writing tutoring for RDP students.

Welcome to the Writing Skills Centre!

Writing Tutors provide personalized help with your academic writing.

  • Appointments
    • individual help
    • in-person or online
  • Drop-In
    • writing help for any RDP student in any program
  • Email
    • individual help by email
    • for any RDP student in any program
  • Academic Writing Groups
    • for students in ELCC, Nursing (BScN and PN), and Social Work programs
    • for Indigenous students

Appointments

Click "Book Appointment" and choose your preferred location (in-person or online). You can upload your writing assignment within the appointment booking screen.

  • In-Person appointments will be in the Tutoring Centre, room 2006F, upstairs in the Library.
  • Online appointments use Microsoft Teams. 

Book Appointment

If none of the available times work, alternate arrangements may be possible. Email jennifer.stange@rdpolytech.ca to discuss.

Drop-In Writing Help

A Writing Tutor is available for in-person drop-in writing help. No appointment needed! All students welcome!

Drop-in is held in the Tutoring Centre (Library 2nd Floor, room 2006F).

See the calendar for drop-in dates and times.

Get Writing Help by Email

We offer writing help by email. Send an email to writingskills@rdpolytech.ca and include:

  • your full name, RDP student number, and program of study
  • assignment details from your course outline, including due date
  • an attachment of your essay or rough draft (Word or Google Docs preferred)
  • your top 2-3 writing concerns or questions
  • how you heard about the Writing Skills Centre

The Writing Tutor will email your essay back with their comments and suggestions.

Response times will vary. When your email has been received, the Writing Tutor will inform you of the expected turn-around time.

Academic Writing Groups

The following writing groups are available:

  • Nursing Students' Writing Group: Tuesdays from 9–10 am
  • ELCC Students' Writing Group: Wednesdays from 4–5 pm
  • Indigenous Students' Writing Group (for Indigenous students in any program): Thursdays from 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • Social Work Students' Writing Group: Fridays from 12:30–1:30 pm

Work on your assignments in an informal, supportive environment, with the Writing Tutor available to answer questions, offer suggestions, and share information and advice.

No appointment needed and attendance is not mandatory—attend the sessions you want when it works for you!

All groups meet in the Tutoring Centre (Library 2nd floor, room 2006F). 


Do you want to see an Academic Writing Group for another program or area? Email your suggestions to the Academic Writing Tutor at jennifer.stange@rdpolytech.ca

Need Citation Help?

Looking for help with citations and references?

Writing Tutors can help with APA, MLA, and Chicago style citations and questions. But if you can't get in to see a Writing Tutor, Red Deer Polytechnic Library staff can also provide citation help! Connect with them in-person or online.

Tutoring at Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic offers several tutoring services for RDP students:

Academic Upgrading Tutoring
Free tutoring in any Academic Upgrading class; for Academic Upgrading students only.

ESL Tutoring
Free individual tutoring for English-language learners enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.

Learning Skills & Strategies
Appointments or workshops provide tips and resources to help you become a more effective learner. Free for any RDP student.

Math Learning Centre
Free math help for students enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.

Peer Tutoring
Fee-based course-specific tutoring, offered at your convenience.

Writing Skills Centre
Free writing help for students enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.