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How Can We Help You?

Writing Support services include:

  • Developing a thesis statement

  • Organizing your essay

  • Clarifying ideas

  • Building arguments and providing supporting evidence

  • Improving sentence structure

Book An Appointment

In-Person Appointments

Writing Support is located in the Library & Learning Commons at the Comox Valley campus with available dates at the Port Alberni and Campbell River campuses. Video conferencing appointments are available whenever writing support is offered at any one of the campuses.

Appointments with Writing Support staff are available on a drop-in or pre-booked basis. We recommend booking online to ensure you get the time you want.

Preparing For Your Appointment

  • Bring your assignment instructions and rough drafts with you (preferably typed)

  • Make sure you are aware of your instructor’s expectations of the assignment (citation style, structure)

  • Come with specific questions

  • Ensure that you arrive on time. Your appointment will be canceled if you are more than 10 minutes late

Get Writing Help Online

Spring / Summer Hours: May 23rd - August 9th

WriteAway is a free online service to help support students with their writing and is available to any student registered at NIC.

Submit your written work for feedback from highly trained online tutors who will review up to three drafts of a student paper.

How To Submit Writing

Students can submit writing work online, any time, and can generally expect to receive feedback within 24 to 48 hours.

To create your WriteAway account and submit your paper, go to eTutoring Canada eTutoring Canada.

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