Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Open Learning Writing Support

Open Learning Writing Centre


For open learning students, we offer support either online or in person:

  • In person: To meet with a tutor on TRU’s Kamloops campus, please register and book an appointment on the Writing Centre’s website click here. We’re located in Room 2674, Old Main Building, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC.
  • Online: WriteAway connects TRU OL students with qualified tutors from participating institutions across BC. The tutors provide online writing assistance and feedback on students' draft writing assignments. 

WriteAway is a free online tutoring service that can help you with any stage of the writing process:

  • Understanding assignment requirements.
  • Tips on brainstorming and idea generation.
  • Feedback on organization, sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Resources for academic citations and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Strategies for effective revision.

Please note: WriteAway is for TRU Open Learning Students only.  

  • Sept. 18 - Dec. 8 (WriteAway)

 When WriteAway is closed, and if you are an open learning student, we have an online tutor scheduled.

  • Aug. 14 - Sept. 16 (WCOnline)

Please go to: and click "Register or Book an Appointment."

Then, to make an appointment, login at:

Choose the "Open Learning" Schedule, and make an appointment by clicking on a white box. After you click SAVE APPOINTMENT, select your appointment again, click ATTACH A FILE, and upload your paper as a Word document.

An online tutor will provide you with feedback on your paper by 11 p.m. the same day of your appointment. You will receive an email confirmation once the paper has been uploaded by the tutor. 

If you have any other questions, please email:  


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Here's how it works:

  1. Log in to eTutoring here. If it is your first time using the service, create an account by clicking on the 'Need an account?' link.
  2. Once you have logged in to eTutoring, from your home page you can either send an eQuestion (a quick question about writing or grammar), or you can upload a draft writing assignment for feedback by clicking on the eWriting Lab link.
  3. A tutor at any of the participating institutions will read your writing assignment, provide written guidance, and upload their response to the eTutoring platform. You can submit up to three drafts of any paper.
  4. An email notification will be sent to you letting you know that feedback on your draft writing assignment is ready to be picked up from the system.
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