Writing Consultations

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The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication supports a diverse community of writers at UBC, at various levels of proficiency, across many types of undergraduate and graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

Consider booking a one-on-one appointment with a peer writing consultant to support your writing projects. Consultations are available in two locations:

Book a consultation

Hours (The Writing Pavilion in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre):

January 13, 2020-April 17, 2020

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, 10am-7pm

Hours (UBC Research Commons in Koerner Library):

January 13, 2020-April 17, 2020

Tuesday: 10am-3pm

Thursday: 1pm-6pm

Contact: cwsc.info@ubc.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A writing consultation is an in-depth, purposeful conversation about a specific written document. Consultations can take place at any stage of the writing process, from earliest drafts to final revisions.
  • Consultations run 30 minutes for undergraduate students and graduate students. Students can book 1 appointment per day, and 2 appointments per week.
  • Consultations are at no cost to members of the UBC community.
  • For faculty consultations, please contact Dr. Patty Kelly, Program Manager.

  • Bring a draft of academic, creative, professional, or technical writing.
  • Bring an assignment description and rubric, if available.

  1. Visit WCOnline.
  2. Choose "Register for an Account" or "Login."
  3. Book an appointment with an available peer Writing Consultant. Available times are indicated by a white box, and reserved times are indicated by a blue box. Use the waitlist function to monitor cancellations.
  4. Fill out the pop-up informational form.
  5. Click “Save Appointment."
  6. Check your email for a confirmation indicating the time and date of your appointment.
  7. Cancel your appointment within 12 hours of the appointment time, if necessary, to avoid account deactivation.

If you are an undergraduate student unable to attend an in-person one-on-one writing consultation, you may want to use WriteAway. WriteAway is an online service available to students at participating post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. It offers asynchronous feedback on students' written documents with an average turnaround time of 48 hours. Register and submit your work here.