The Writing Centre

Note: The Writing Centre is currently closed. We reopen May 2 for the summer sessions. The Writing Centre will be operating both online and face to face from our base in the Library.  Contact John.Hill@viu.ca with any questions.

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?

Introductory video: https://tinyurl.com/WCIASvideo

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.

Join in Zoom 

If you have difficulties accessing the link, please email John.Hill@viu.ca 

Date

Time

Subject

Speaker

Tues. Jan. 11

6-7pm

Websites for Academic Success

IAS tutor

Thurs. Jan. 13

6-7pm

Paraphrasing

IAS tutor

Tues. Jan. 18

6-7pm

APA Basics

IAS tutor

Thurs. Jan. 20

9-10am

APA Basics

IAS tutor

Mon. Jan 31

9-10am

Reading the Academic Article

John Hill

Mon. Feb. 7

9-10am

Introductions, conclusions & Thesis Statements

John Hill

Mon. Feb. 14

9-10am

 Intro to Academic Writing

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.