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English tutors provide individualized writing assistance at both campuses. Please visit the Learning Centre at your campus to learn how to reserve appointments. Tutors help with focused questions but are not able to proofread or edit. See Guidelines



Understanding Assignments This website will help you understand how to read and write an effective response to a variety of assignments.
WriteAway At WriteAway, VCC students can get free, online writing help from trained, professional tutors. Submit your writing assignment and receive feedback in 2-3 days that will help you improve as a writer. You can submit a paper or assignment up to 3 times. If it's your first time, using the service, you will need to create an account.
AskAway On AskAway you can get real-time help with : research, citations, using the library, finding materials, journal databases, and many other library topics.
Writer's Process Purdue's Online Writing Lab resources to help you with the writing process: pre-writing, outlines, thesis statements, proofreading, etc.
Writer's Task List List of resources available from Purdue's Online Writing Lab sorted by WRITING TASK.
Kwantlen's Virtual Writing Centre KPU's English Department developed an entire series to help you with grammar, style issues, writing compositions and literary analysis. Includes many self-directed exercises.
Citation Guide VCC Library's resources on different citation styles including APA, MLA, Harvard Style, Vancouver Style and ASA.
Write OnlineNew Practical guidance on how to write case study reports, lab reports and reflective essays. Each guide designed by writing experts who work with students on a daily basis.
UCSD Plagiarism TutorialNew An excellent series of 3 modules on understanding plagiarism, preventing it (paraphrasing), and citing with interactive videos and quizzes.
ProQuest Research CompanionNew Free to VCC students, ProQuest Research Companion guides you through the research process of finding and evaluating information. Also includes modules on writing a thesis statement, organizing an article, revising a paper and reflecting on how to improve research and writing skills the next time around.