Online Writing Help

Online Writing Help

Our Online Writing Assistance is specifically for Western Distance Studies Students who cannot attend one-to-one appointments at our main centre in the Western Student Services Building, or our Drop-In services in Weldon Library. Western Distance Studies students can submit their drafts of written assignments or writing-related questions directly to the Writing Support Centre.

How it works:

  • Fill out the Online Writing Assistance form using the link below to submit a draft of your writing assignment or any writing-related questions.
  • A writing advisor will respond with feedback to the draft within 4 days (not including weekends). We are not a 24/7 service. We will respond during our business hours.
  • We are only able to respond to one submission at a time. Once you have submitted your work you must wait until you receive our feedback before submitting additional writing. Multiple submissions will be ignored.  
  • We spend the same time with online submissions as we do in our 50-minute one-to-one counselling sessions. This means we can read and comprehensively respond to about 5 pages of written work.
  • Students should be as specific as possible with their questions for the writing advisor. Do not just cut and paste the assignment instructions. 
  • Students are limited to one submission per assignment. 
  • We are not an editing service. We are a teaching unit. We will provide general comments on how to improve your written work.

Where to submit your writing assignments:

    • The Writing Support Centre only provides online help for work submitted using the following link:

Online Writing Assistance


Writing Support Centre