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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

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Take a moment to fill out the Writing Support Feedback survey

Get Writing Help Online

Fall Hours: September 18th - December 6th 

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.

Book An Appointment

In-Person Appointments

Writing Support is located in the Library & Learning Commons at the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Port Alberni campuses in person and via video conferencing.

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.

Choose your campus below to book an appointment.

Preparing For Your Appointment

  • Bring your referral form if you recieved one from your instructor

  • Bring your assignment instructions and what you are working on (electronic format preferrably)

  • 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

Campbell River Writing Support

Located in the Campbell River Library & Learning Commons' Dogwood Room.

These sessions are led via Skype or in-person by NIC faculty member, Erin McConomy.


Monday   Wednesday   Thursday
10:00 - 1:00   10:00 - 12:00   10:00 - 12:00

Comox Valley Writing Support

Writing Support takes place in the Library & Learning Commons, located in Discovery Hall.

These sessions are led by NIC faculty members Erin McConomy, Suzanne Schiller, and Ben Hecht.

Monday to Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Please note that Mondays between 10:00am and 1:00pm and Wednesdays between 10:00am and 12:00pm, support is available via Skype or in-person.


Port Alberni Writing Support

Writing Support takes place in the Library & Learning Commons' Mars room.

These sessions are led via Skype or in-person by NIC faculty member, Erin McConomy.

Monday   Wednesday   Thursday
10:00 - 1:00   10:00 - 12:00   10:00 - 12:00


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