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Writing Centre Services

Undergraduate Students

The Writing Centre offers 30-minute appointments (in-person or virtual) with qualified tutors. Campus students can book up to four appointments per week by logging in at tru.mywconline.com.

Fall 24 Semester (Sept. 3 to Dec. 20)

Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Limited appointments available on Saturdays

Summer 24 Semester (May. 13 to Aug. 9)

Mon. to Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Limited appointments available on Saturdays

Graduate Students

The Writing Centre offers 30-minute appointments with qualified graduate tutors. Students can book up to four appointments per week by logging in at tru.mywconline.com.

If you are enrolled in an online couse (ending in "1") for a Master's degree, or Graduate diplomma, you can book on the Undergraduate & Graduate schedule.

Graduate students are also welcome to book on the Undergraduate schedule, where they can receive feedback on general writing skills that are used by both undergraduate and graduate students.


Fall 24 Semester (Sept. 3 to Dec. 20)

Mon. to Fri. -- 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Limited appointments available on Saturdays

Summer 24 Semester

The Graduate and Undergraduate schedules are combined.

Graduate students can make two appointments per day (or four per week.)

Tutors who are enrolled in a Master's Degree program are listed on the Undergraduate schedule.

Online Graduate Courses

In Fall 24 and Summer 24, we will offer in-person and virtual appointments (synchronous and asynchronous).

Additional Graduate Resources

Williams Lake Students

The Writing Centre offers tutoring support for TRU students enrolled at the Williams Lake campus.

Williams Lake students can make an appointment on the Undergraduate schedule. Synchronous and asynchronous appointments are available.

If you have any difficulty making an appointment, send the following information to writing_ctr@tru.ca:

  • Subject line — Williams Lake
  • The course name and course number
  • Your TRU Student ID number

The Writing Centre is closed on weekends. We reply to emails Mon. to Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open Learning Students

Improve your grade with timely writing advice from an online tutor

Here's what you get

  • Improved understanding of assignment requirements.
  • Tips on brainstorming and generating ideas.
  • Feedback on any aspect of your assignment — clarity, style, tone, sentence structure, citations, grammar and punctuation.
  • Links to online resources.
  • Strategies for effective revision.

Two ways to get help

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1. WriteAway

WriteAway is an online writing support service for Open Learning undergraduate students.

Submit up to three drafts of your paper to WriteAway, and online tutors will provide strategies and resources to help you improve your writing. Tutors do their best to share feedback within 48 hours, but response times can get longer at peak times. Please submit well in advance of your deadlines.

Schedule:
Mon. May 13 to Tues. Aug. 6
Mon. Sept. 16 to Wed. Dec 11

How to use WriteAway
  1. Connect with an online tutor at the WriteAway website.
  2. Upload your draft by filling out the online form.
  3. An email notification will let you know that feedback on your draft is ready to be downloaded.

2. Writing Centre Online

When WriteAway is closed, Open Learning students can receive same-day feedback from an online tutor through Writing Centre Online. You can make two asynchronous appointments per week.

Schedule:

Aug. 12, 2024 to Sept. 15, 2024

How to use Writing Centre Online
  1. Log in and select the "Open Learning..." schedule.
  2. To make an appointment, click on a white box, fill out the pop up form, and click CREATE APPOINTMENT.
  3. Anytime before the appointment start time, upload a maximum of two files (a copy of your assignment instructions and what you have written). Click EDIT APPOINTMENT, click CHOOSE FILE, and click SAVE APPOINTMENT.
  4. When the tutor has reviewed your assignment, you will receive an email notification that the feedback is ready for download (by Midnight or earlier).

Questions?

We're here to help every step of the way. Just send an email and we'll get back to you ASAP.

writing_ctr@tru.ca

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for TRU students

The Writing Centre offers tutoring support for TRU students engaged in the Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR) process. Writing Centre tutors can provide writing feedback on your PLAR portfolio.

PLAR students can make an appointment on the Undergraduate schedule in WCOnline. Both synchronous and asynchronous appointments are available.

If you have any difficulty making an appointment, please email the following information to writing_ctr@tru.ca:

  • Subject line — PLAR
  • Your name and TRU Student ID number

Please note: The Writing Centre is closed on weekends. We reply to emails Mon. to Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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