Writing Centre Appointments

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UNB students can seek free help to improve all aspects of their academic writing from the UNB Writing Centres located on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. In Saint John, students can meet with consultants in the Writing Centre located on the first floor of the Hans W. Klohn Commons.

Writing Centre consultants aim to help students improve their own writing abilities through individual tutoring sessions that focus on academic assignments. Students can get help to understand the particular demands of formal, academic writing in English, including such topics as clarifying ideas, making an outline, developing a thesis statement, thinking critically, structuring an argument, proofreading, editing, and revising. The goal is to help students improve the clarity of their own thought and expression.


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Booking An Appointment

To book a Writing Centre, go to the UNB Libraries website (http://lib.unb.ca) and click on Writing Help.


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Find the link to Saint John booking system and click on it.


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Alternately, bookmark the direct link at https://unbsj.mywconline.com.


First Time Registration

If you have never booked a Writing Centre before, you will have register first:


  • Click the link above the log in area that says Click here to register.


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  • Fill in the required information and click Register. It is recommended but not required that you use your UNB email address to register for appointments.


You will get an email confirmation to the address you chose.


NOTE: The email and password you choose for this website IS NOT linked to your UNB account. Changing your UNB password will not change your password for the Writing Centre.


You can now log in.


Creating the Appointment

  • Log in at unbsj.mywconline.com with your credentials.
  • You will see a calendar grid of the current week. To book in advance, change the week or month from the calendar icon at the top of the page.


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  • Find the day you would like an appointment, and see who is available. Times blocked in the grid as blue are already booked or otherwise unavailable. White spaces are open for new appointments:


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  • Click on any white square in the grid to book an appointment. Each square represents a 30-minute block of time and appointments must be 1 hour in length.
  • A new window will appear where you can write a little about your assignment or the help you will need. Then click SAVE APPOINTMENT.


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You will receive an email confirmation.


Canceling An Appointment

  • Log in at unbsj.mywconline.com with your credentials.
  • Hover your cursor over your name - a menu will appear.
  • Now place your cursor over My Appointments to see your current booked appointments. If you do not see My Appointments then you currently do not have anything booked.


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  • Click on the appointment you wish to cancel.
  • A new window will appear. Click CANCEL THIS APPOINTMENT to cancel.


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  • You will receive an email confirmation.


Using the Waitlist

If you want to book an appointment for a certain day but all the Writing Centre consultants are booked, you can add your name to the waitlist.

  • Find the day for which you would like to book an appointment.
  • Click on the clock next to the date.


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  • A new window will appear. Select your preferences and click ADD TO WAITING LIST.


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You will be notified by email when an appointment time becomes available. If you have selected text message notification and correctly filled out the information, you will notified by text instead.


Need More Information?

For more information about the Writing Centre, check their website or contact UNBSJ Student Services at 506-648-5501.

For assistance booking or canceling an appointment, drop by the Information Desk at the Hans W Klohn Commons or call the Student Technology Centre at 506-657-4357.