BCIT is a WriteAway member and students are encouraged to use to this free service. WriteAway is an online writing support program similar to what we offer in the Writing Centre (SE14-207). Students can upload their writing and in two calendar days receive feedback and suggestions for improvement from one of the WriteAway tutors. Each submission gets 30 minutes of an online writing tutor’s time. The service is NOT proofreading or editing and WriteAway tutors do not make changes to the original document.
WriteAway is the result of collaboration between several BC universities, colleges, and institutes and BC Campus. Member institutions contribute tutoring hours to the provincial service (we have three BCIT students who are WriteAway tutors this Fall) and in return our students get access. A student may get feedback from any writing tutor in the consortium.
Note: WriteAway typically will not provide feedback for English language development courses where students are expected to work on their own.
If you would like some feedback on your writing before submitting your paper, consider visiting the Writing Centre in the Burnaby Library/Learning Commons or using WriteAway. The Writing Centre and WriteAway will not edit your paper but will provide you with strategies and resources to help improve your writing. Both services are free. For more information, please visit the Writing Centre website here: www.bcit.ca/learningcommons/writing.
If you would like more information on WriteAway, feel free to visit their website at www.writeaway.ca or contact me.
Douglas Buchanan, Writing Centre Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org