|Book a Real-time Online Tutoring Session||Peer tutors meet with you one-on-one in real-time online to discuss your writing process in 25-minute or 55-minute sessions. Your tutor can also reserve ongoing sessions for you for a few weeks at a time to work together on specific assignments and skills.|
|Submit a Draft to an Online Tutor||Peer tutors read your writing assignments and respond with questions, feedback and resources to improve your writing. Choose a time you'd like your draft returned to you, and upload your assignment instructions and your draft.|
|Professional Tutors are available to help you improve your English grammar and writing skills for course assignments.|
Book a tutoring session to review your understanding and skills for avoiding plagiarism:
Book a tutoring session to review your understanding and skills for avoiding plagiarism. Choose the following appointments from the drop-down menu when making an appointment at douglas.mywconline.com
The resources page for our English Language Tutoring services also contains a collection of resources to support student writing, including using a learning dictionary, understanding language -related grammar issues and practicing skills for listening, reading and speaking.
The Learning Centre supports the use of the generic singular "they" in academic writing.
From the position statement of the International Writing Centers Association:
Singular they in academic writing acknowledges and affirms the lived realities of writers who themselves use singular they, as well as for writers who wish to affirm the reality of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Along with other gender neutral pronouns, the singular they helps validate the identities and stories of people who identify beyond the gender binary.
We recognize that using they as a singular pronoun may meet with resistance among readers of student work. Therefore, we offer to students the following footnote that they may elect to include in their writing. IWCA offers this footnote text to be shared, used, or built upon for personal and academic use:
More information about using the singular they from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Dalhousie University Writing Centre: The Dalhousie University Writing Centre Resources Guide has an extensive bank of writing handouts, guides and slideshows that cover many things that you, or a student, might find useful. (this site has very good “writing in the disciplines” guides for students who need more specific help about how to write in their particular class)
As a Douglas College student, you may also submit your assignments to WriteAway tutors for feedback.
WriteAway is a service in BC that gives students at participating institutions the opportunity to receive online writing assistance.
Qualified tutors from each of the participating institutions staff the service and provide feedback on students' draft writing assignments.
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