Bethune Writing Centre

The Bethune Writing Centre, located in BC 206, offers FREE one-on-one or small group instruction in academic writing to undergraduate students affiliated with Bethune College.

The Bethune Writing Centre can help you with the following:

  • Drafts and proofreading
  • Writing a thesis statement
  • Making sense of assignment instructions
  • How to construct an argument for a critical essay or report
  • Citations and references
  • Organizing the structure of an essay or scientific report
  • How to write an introduction, conclusion, or summary
  • Writing a personal statement


  • appointments with the writing tutor must be made at least one day in advance
  • appointments can be made up to 3 weeks in advance
  • only one appointment at a time is permitted
  • after an appointment, you must wait until the next day to make another appointment
  • Drop in: If there is no appointment or no one shows up for their appointment, the door will be open and you can drop in


Writing Help During Reading Week

Over the reading week, all appointments booked with be offered online. Using Zoom@YorkU Video Conferencing, you will be able to meet with the instructor remotely. If you are new to Zoom, please find instructions here. Please give yourself ample time to download and try out Zoom.
Appointments will be booked the same way. You do not have to be on campus to have an appointment. The day of your appointment, you will receive an email from the instructor by noon that confirms your session time and Meeting ID. Contact the instructor if you are having any difficulty (

Winter 2019 Schedule

Day Time
Tues-Thurs 1-4:30 pm

Starting Tues Jan 15

Please note that these appointment slots are for Bethune College affiliated  undergraduate students only (this includes all Lassonde and Science undergrads). This also includes students who need help in Lassonde or Science courses. Other students should use the LAPS Writing Centre instead. Appointments by non-Bethune students will be cancelled. Sorry.

Links/Online Resources