WRITING CENTRE

The Writing Centre is a service available to assist all students with their academic writing assignments in any subject at any stage of the writing process. Trained writing coaches help students individually with writing tasks such as choosing a topic, formulating a thesis, generating ideas, organizing an outline, assessing paragraph development, documenting sources, and revising sentence structure, grammar, word choice, and punctuation. There is no charge for this service.

IN-PERSON WRITING HELP

Click here to schedule an individual writing coaching session to help improve your writing. For assistance registering for an account and booking an appointment, click here.

The coaching session will be 30 minutes long. (If you think you will need more time, you can book up to four 30-minute sessions per week, but no more than one hour per day).

If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel at least three hours before the scheduled time, so someone else has the opportunity to participate in a coaching session.

Writing Centre appointments take place in the Learning Commons (formerly the Student Success Centre) on the second floor of the Reimer Student Centre. Please arrive five minutes before your scheduled appointment to check in; if you do not arrive after 10 minutes, the appointment may be given away.  

ONLINE WRITING HELP

TWU has joined WriteAway, an online writing support service for undergraduate students. Students can submit up to three drafts of a paper, and the online tutors will provide feedback and resources to help improve the writing.

This service is a collaboration between public and private schools across British Columbia including:  British Columbia Institute of Technology, Camosun College, College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, North Island College, Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, Trinity Western University, the University of British Columbia, the University of the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Community College. Please be aware that feedback will be coming from tutors employed by these other institutions as well as TWU.

To use WriteAway, make an account here: 

For more information about WriteAway, please visit: http://writeaway.bceln.ca/faq-page

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions, please contact: writingcentre@twu.ca 604-513-2017, local 2017.