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Academic Support: The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre is staffed by faculty who offer free, one-on-one assistance for students in University programs. Appointments can be made from September to April.

Appointments for the spring semester will be conducted online. Details will be updated if face-to-face sessions become available.

Hours for intercession 2022

  • Writing Centre is closed for intercession and will return in September 2022.

How to book your appointment

Be sure to select VIU Cowichan Writing Centre from the drop down menu after you have registered, to ensure you see Cowichan faculty schedules.

Students can book 2 appointments per week, up to 12 days ahead.

Choose your best time that matches an available slot, and then click your preference for the type of tutoring. This can be either:

  • Video chat appointment: log back into this website approximately 5 minutes before the start time. Then, open this appointment and click "Start or Join Online Consultation".


  • eTutoring appointment: upload your paper after making this appointment. Then, watch your email for notification that your appointment has been modified, which means than the professor has responded to your paper with tips, edits, and suggestions.

You can consult with us on any assignment, including:

  • essays
  • reports
  • resumes
  • analyses
  • proposals
  • reflections
  • journals
  • letters
  • annotated bibliographies
  • outlines
  • research papers
  • and more ...

We assist you with:

  • reading
  • comprehension
  • brainstorming
  • planning
  • focus
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • documenting sources
  • organization
  • expression
  • style
  • and any other concerns with writing

All appointments for the fall semester will be held online.

Please be prepared for your appointment, and bring/upload any assignment descriptions, plans, and drafts so we can best answer your specific questions.

To reach out directly, please email:

Writing Centre Workshops