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Writing & Language Support

Our Ted Rogers School students can access 3 different options for writing and language support facilitated by our Writing Specialist, Conor Kelly (external link) .

The Writing Specialist also designs, administers and grades the CAF199 Writing Skills Test for the School of Accounting and Finance. 

Conor is an experienced instructor/educator with a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Ottawa. He has worked in a variety of teaching and student service roles at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Toronto and McMaster University before joining Ted Rogers School of Management. 


1-on-1 Writing Specialist appointment

Students can access 30-minute one-on-one writing appointments to get support on any of the following topics: understanding an assignment, building academic vocabulary, generating ideas, structuring a paper, understanding business writing genres, revising for sentence-level issues, applying instructor feedback, citation styles and referencing. 

Use the link below to book an appointment. 

Writing Support Drop-In | Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays

The Writing Support Drop-In is offered weekly in person in computer lab TRS 2-154 on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m .and Thursdays from 12-2 p.m. Students can get assistance on their written assignments and other writing such as award and scholarship applications. Use the Blackthorn links at the bottom of this page to register.

Writing Workshops

Writing and Language Workshops have arrived at TRSM! Join the Writing and Language Specialist in these 90min virtual or in-person workshops and hone your academic and professional writing and research skills. Six different workshops will be offered this semester, and Badgr open badge credentials will be issued to students who attend multiple workshops and complete practical tasks.

Register for these events with the Blackthorn links below and  (google doc) check out this document (external link, opens in new window)  to learn more about workshop descriptions, outcomes, dates and open badges.


Issued upon completion of Stream One workshops:

1) Reflective Writing for Business 

2) Developing Active Reading Skills

3) Persuasive Writing for Business

Issued upon completion of Stream Two workshops:

 1) Mastering Professional Report Writing  

2) Professional Communication for Workplace Success 

3) Communicating Data in Professional Reports 

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Issued upon completion of Stream Three workshops:

1) Conducting and Applying Academic Research   

2) Crafting Impactful Research Essays 

3) Case Studies 101



Issued upon completion of (at least) one workshop from each of the three Streams

(three workshops in total).


PASS Writing Badges  - V2 - Proficiency in University Business Communication

Issued upon completion of six workshops from any of the three Streams.

Our No-Show Policy

With over 12,000+ Ted Rogers School students, we want to ensure that when you sign-up for an event, you are 100% committed to attending otherwise you are taking away a spot from another student. If you are no longer able to attend, cancel your ticket in advance through the confirmation email you received to avoid being put on the no-show list. You can search 'Ted Rogers School Notifications' in your inbox to retrieve this email.

If you do not attend three total events that you signed up for without canceling at least 24 hours in advance, this is called the 3-strike policy and you will no longer be able to attend our future events until you meet with our management team.

Blackthorn Links for Workshops and Drop-In Advising

Guidelines for Student Consultations

How many appointments can I attend each week?

TRSM undergraduate students can attend one 30-minute appointment per week to make it more accessible to other students. However, students can join Drop-In sessions whether or not they have already booked an individual appointment that week. 

Can you edit my assignment or thesis? 

Although we are not an editing service, we will help you to become better editors of your own work. 

Can you help me with a take-home test or exam?

We cannot assist you with written take-home tests as this would constitute a breach of Policy 60: Academic Integrity. For more information, please visit the Academic Integrity website. Please review the procedures for TMU Senate Policy 60: Academic Integrity.

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The Student Life and Learning Support can also help you develop your academic writing skills and your approach to the writing process through meaningful conversations about your writing in individual appointments, workshops, and writing groups.

Additional Resources: 




Episode 1: Plagiarism - TMU Academic Integrity Office

Brief History of Citations and Plagiarism - TRSM Program Advising and Student Success

Is this an appropriate source? - Toronto Metropolitan University Library & Archives

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Student Learning Support

  • Individual appointments
  • Weekly group sessions and non-credit classes
  • Foundations of academic writing and grammar

Please visit the SLS Writing and Language Support webpage for more details.


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Toronto Metropolitan University Library & Archives

English and Language Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University

TMU's English and Language Institute

The English and Language Institute offers both short-term and long-term intensive programs to enhance your English proficiency, a pathway to the university program of your choice, credit-bearing courses combining language learning with academic study, customized curricula for individuals or groups, and more.