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The Learning Centre: Online Writing and Questions

Who are our online tutors?

Our tutors are students at BC universities and colleges; they are experienced academic writers who have firsthand knowledge and experience of what college instructors expect from written assignments. 

 

 

What is our Online Tutoring Philosophy?

We have two goals in our writing tutoring: first, tutors take on the role of informed peer readers to let student writers know how their papers come across to other students; second, tutors use students' papers and questions as opportunities to suggest improvements in writing process and writing practice.
The role tutors do not take on is copy editor; we will not fix students' papers for them.


In addition to our Online Tutoring, students can also access help for writing through WriteAway.


What is WriteAway?

Visit the WriteAway is a collaboration by BC post-secondary institutions working together to create an online writing support service for students.




How do I use the WriteAway service?

Visit the WriteAway website for information on how to get started for help on writing assignments, writing as a critical skill, committee meeting documents, staff resources, and contacts.
 

 

Submit your paper online

We respond to your inquiries through e-mail within 48 hours. 

We provide help with:

  • Following assignment instructions
  • Timing and planning for the work of writing assignments
  • Developing and clarifying your thesis
  • Organizing, supporting, and explaining your points
  • Writing clearly and concisely
  • Identifying error patterns so that you can improve your editing skills
  • Using computers effectively for academic writing



Feel free to e-mail us at onlinetutor@douglascollege.ca for further assistance. 

 

Do you need help for an assignment or have a question and cannot make it to the Learning Centre? 

Tutors are available online throughout the semester to help answer your academic writing questions whether it's grammar, writing, and study skills. Expect a reply within 48 hours.