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Writing Papers

The papers available in Writing follow three strands: academic, professional and creative writing.

Academic writing


ENGL 127, ENGL 227, ENGL 342 and ENGL 368 introduce and develop the essential writing skills required in a university environment. Students completing these papers will be trained in the fundamentals of clear and effective writing, editing, revision and writing for specific audiences.

ENGL 126 is available for students requiring assistance with basic writing skills. Health Science students who do not pass the First Year Health Sciences English Diagnostic Test will be required to enrol in ENGL 126 English for University Purposes.

Professional writing

ENGL 128, ENGL 228 and MFCO 230 introduce writing for professional environments and may appeal to students keen to study journalism or who want to prepare for business and the workplace. Students taking these papers will learn report writing and communication skills in workplace environments.

Creative writing

ENGL 217, THEA 241, THEA 341 and ENGL 327 will appeal to students keen to study creative writing, across different genres. Students taking these papers will have the opportunity to learn about poetry, plays and non-fiction writing.