The Writing Centre

Open now for summer sessions (closes August 6)

Note: As a part of VIU's response to COVID-19, The Writing Centre has switched to an all-online model. You can book an etutoring/videochat appointment but there are no face to face meetings until further notice. Contact with any questions.

Choose between  "etutoring" (you attach a document to the appointment; we look at it and reattach with our comments) and a live "video chat" option.

Book your online appointment

We also offer online Workshops using Zoom to assist with a range of academic issues.

What is the Writing Centre?

The Writing Centre is staffed by friendly VIU faculty tutors interested in talking about any aspect of your writing, whether it's clear writing, thesis statements, citation and documentation, grammar, or organizing an argument. Even if you just want to discuss an assignment before you get started (or at any other stage in the writing process), the Writing Centre is the place to come. We cooperate with our colleagues in International Academic Support whose focus is on international students (but we are happy to see international students too).

This is service is Free for registered VIU students. 

How to access our services

  • Book a 30-minute online appointment up to twelve days ahead or a 15 minute quick question using the link above.
  • The link also accesses our colleagues in International Academic Support: you might choose them if your issue is one more related to questions of second language use, but we will try to be useful with that too, and IAS are interested in your general academic issues as well.
  • We also offer Online Workshops to assist with a range of writing issues.

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May 11-June 15


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Mon. May 17


Reading the Academic Article

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Thurs. May 20


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Mon. May 31


Academic writing

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Comma Basics Part 2

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Thur. June 3


APA Basics

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