The Writing Centre

Note: Open throughout the Fall 22 session for both online and face to face appointments. Contact John.Hill@viu.ca with any questions. Use the blue button below to book.

We are located in the Library on the fourth floor (the floor with all the books). Turn left as you come off the stairs.

Choose a face to face tutor for a meeting in the Writing Centre, or an online tutor for  a live "video chat" option or an asynchronous "etutoring" option (you attach a document to the appointment; we look at it and reattach with our comments) 

Book your appointment

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

Writing Centre information for other VIU Campuses

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 face to face OR online appointment up to twelve days ahead. 
  • 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 Fall 2022 schedule below . See zoom links for each workshop in the table.

Date

Time

Subject

Speaker

Thurs. - Sept 8

5:45--6:45 PM

 

APA Overview, Assignment Types and Academic Expectation

IAS tutor - Kate

Mon. - Sept 12

5:45--6:45 PM

 

APA Basics

IAS tutor - Rita

Thurs. - Sept 15

5:40--6:45 PM

Summary & Reflective Writing

IAS tutor - Rita

Thurs. - Sept 22

10:45--11:45 AM

 

APA Basics

IAS tutor - Ruthie

Thurs. - Sept 22

 

5:45--6:45 PM

How to Integrate Sources into Your Paper  https://viu.zoom.us/j/65862083842?pwd=cm93eDB2U25kVU9nRGRCWWdvYUhLQT09

IAS tutor - Rita

Thurs. - Sept 29

4:00—5:00 PM

Reading the Academic Article

https://viu.zoom.us/j/313812457

John Hill

Thurs. - Oct.6

4:00—5:00 PM

Introductions & Thesis Statements

https://viu.zoom.us/j/313812457

John Hill

Thur. – Oct.13

4:00—5:00 PM

 Citation

https://viu.zoom.us/j/313812457

John Hill

Thur.- Oct. 20

4:00—5:00 PM

Academic Paragraphs & Conclusions

https://viu.zoom.us/j/313812457

John Hill

PowerPoint for above webinars:

On the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish People: the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, Quw’utsun (Cowichan), K’ómoks and Tla’amin First Nations.