Philosophy Essay Clinic
What is it for?
The Clinic is intended to help students learn to compose philosophy essays and to deal with the special problems of philosophical writing. The Clinic is not designed to provide instruction in basic writing skills, and it certainly cannot provide individual tutorials in the subject matter of philosophy courses. What the Clinic can do is help the student identify the basic types of philosophy essay, the ways an argument can be built and the ways an essay can go wrong. The Clinic is most helpful when an essay is in its initial stages and there is a rough draft. A last minute visit to Clinic right before a deadline is of very little value.
Who is it for?
Clinic services are available to any student enrolled in a philosophy course at the University of Toronto, including courses cross listed with other departments, for work in their philosophy courses only. Due to high demand for Clinic services, students will be limited to only 2 scheduled appointments at any time.
When does it run?
The Philosophy Essay Clinic will be open from January 26th to April 7th, 2017. Appointments are available Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 and 11:00-1:00. These appointments are 30-minutes long. We will also have drop-in appointments available on Fridays from 9:00-10:00 and 11:00-1:00. But please arrive early as the clinician will see students on a first-come, first-served basis for drop-ins.
How do I use it?
To arrange an appointment, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org with their preferred dates and times (see below), course code and student number. It is important that students bring the following to their appointment:
1) A copy of the assigned essay topics
2) All preliminary work
3) A hard copy of your essay draft
Students who miss two appointments without notifying the department ahead of time will not be allowed to book appointments for the remainder of the year.
Where is the essay clinic?
The essay clinic is held in room 422 of the Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street (on the North-West corner of St. George Street and Bloor Street).