JIBC writing centre
 

The JIBC Writing Centre provides free, individual, and friendly support with academic writing and APA style to all JIBC students. Whether you have questions about your writing style, are planning your paper, revising your draft, or would like to receive personalized feedback on your writing assignments, the Writing Centre can help you achieve your academic writing goals.

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Writing Centre Services for Students & Faculty

Students can receive feedback on their assignment drafts by submitting them to the Writing Centre via email. A peer tutor will review the draft paper and provide the student with written guidance on how to improve their academic writing.

How to submit your paper for email peer review

Email writingcentre@jibc.ca with the following information:

  • your name, program, and course name and number
  • assignment guidelines as detailed in the syllabus or assignment outline
  • assignment due date
  • an explanation of the type of writing help you need

Reminders

  • Don’t forget to attach your draft to the email!
    • Word Document or PDF Format
  • Allow 2 to 5 business days for feedback.
    • The Writing Centre does not provide updates on the progress of a peer review request. Emails requesting updates will not be answered.
    • Turnaround time depends on number of assignments in the queue.
    • Rush requests are not bumped to the beginning of the queue.
  • Students are welcome to request a specific tutor to review their work, but there is no guarantee that the specific tutor will be available.
  • Students must make all changes themselves. Services offered by the Writing Centre are for educational purposes only and are not editing services.

Be sure to include all the required information as incomplete submissions will result in delays.

Check the Writing Centre Policies for more details, available on the Writing Centre Resource.

A student may schedule a one-hour appointment with a peer tutor (on-campus or online) for immediate feedback on their paper.

How to book a peer tutor session

Email writingcentre@jibc.ca with the following information:

  • three dates and times that work for you to meet with a tutor
  • your name, program, and course name and number
  • assignment guidelines as detailed in the syllabus or assignment outline
  • assignment due date
  • an explanation of the type of writing help you need

Reminders

  • If you want to focus on a review of your draft paper, then have a draft copy of your paper remember to attach it to the email OR send in a draft copy to the Writing Centre well-ahead (at least two days) of their tutor session.
    • Word Document or PDF Format
  • If you want to focus on assignment planning or style and you do not have a draft copy of your paper, then provide your assignment guidelines.
  • Allow 2 to 4 business days for your appointment time to be confirmed.
  • Peer Tutor Sessions must be scheduled by the student in advance.
    • Scheduled sessions are one hour and take place in the Writing Centre or on Blackboard Collaborate.
    • Feedback on your paper is provided within the appointment time.
    • Students must make all changes themselves. Services offered by the Writing Centre are for educational purposes only and are not editing services.
  • Students are welcome to request a specific tutor, but there is no guarantee that the specific tutor will be available.

 

Check the Writing Centre Policies for more details, available on the Writing Centre Resource.

The Writing Centre Facilitator specializes in:

  • developing Writing Tip Sheets and Worksheets
  • developing Sample Papers for specific assignment styles
  • APA Style Formatting
  • Publication Standards

The Writing Centre Facilitator can support faculty by:

  • hosting brief assignment-specific workshops for classes
    • Topics include APA Style Paper Formatting, types of paper styles, or academic writing strategies.
  • hosting drop-in class sessions or events for classes
    • may include tutors

These services can be delivered during, or outside of, class time. If outside of class time, workshops will require registration.

Contact Hunter Hastings at hhastings@jibc.ca for scheduling or questions.