Writing skills are integral to your success as a JIBC student. From essays to research papers, writing a thesis to APA format, the Writing Centre Facilitator, or a peer tutor can help you improve your writing skills and develop confidence about your writing abilities. A variety of writing supports are available to students in all JIBC programs on all JIBC campuses.
The Writing Centre, CL123, New West Campus
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am - 5pm
Due to COVID-19, the Writing Centre itself is currently closed. However peer writing support remains available online, via phone and Skype. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The Peer Writing Support Program offers 2 ways to assist students with their writing assignments:
- a one hour face-to-face meeting with a peer tutor, or
- review and feedback of assignment through email
Peer Writing Support is available to all JIBC students, whether they are in an online program or at a regional campus. See reverse for how to submit a writing assignment for review.
During drop-in hours, students don’t need an appointment and can stop by the Writing Centre to meet with a tutor or the Writing Centre Facilitator. Check out the schedule on the door of the Writing Centre for weekly drop-in hours.
The Writing Centre Facilitator can assist in short writing skills workshop for students which can be delivered during class time. Additional supports/services can also be developed depending on the Instructor’s needs.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name, program, and course name and number
- Assignment guidelines as detailed in the syllabus
- Assignment due date
- An explanation of what type of writing support you need (what do you need help with?)
- Don’t forget to attach your draft to the email!
To request a face-to-face meeting with a tutor:
- Include the above information PLUS provide 3 dates and times that work for you to meet with a tutor
Requests will only be responded to Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.
All face-to-face tutoring sessions take place Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm in the Writing Centre, CL123, and lasts no more than one hour.
If a request is missing information, it will be delayed. The Writing Centre Facilitator will notify you if your request is missing information.
Complete requests will receive feedback from a tutor via email within 2 business days.
Students may submit up to three separate writing assignments in one week. A tutor will spend up to one hour reviewing a first draft of an assignment. Revised drafts are reviewed in less time, during Drop-In hours only.
Requests for review are responded to in chronological order based on time and date of submission. First come, first served.
Contact the Writing Centre Facilitator for more information: