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WriteAway Update 
Spring 2014

WriteAway celebrates its one-year anniversary, and more!

Much has been accomplished since our last Update: WriteAway celebrated its first anniversary (read more at: http://bccampus.ca/2014/02/25/over-500-students-supported-during-writeaways-first-year/), opened for two successful terms, and recently invited institutions around the province to participate in this groundbreaking service. If you have any questions about WriteAway, please email waoffice@eln.bc.ca 

Actions and achievements.


Each year WriteAway publishes its Actions & Achievements report, which outlines accomplishments of the previous year and speaks to the value that WriteAway brings to the BC post-secondary sector. Some highlights from the 2013 report include:

  • Hundreds of students received writing assistance from tutors during the 2013 pilot year. Student feedback has been highly positive; 106 post-usage surveys were received with an average helpfulness rating of 3.66 out of a top score of 4.
  • The WriteAway Advisory Committee has now been established; this group provides oversight for WriteAway policy, planning, and operations, and reports to the BC eTutoring Concept Committee.
  • A BC Math/Statistics Exploratory Group has also been created; this group is investigating how Math/Statistics support could be offered within the BC eTutoring framework.

To read the 2013 and previous Actions & Achievements reports, please visit: http://writeaway.ca/actionsachievements.php

Springing into WriteAway... service updates.

Since the Fall 2013 Update, WriteAway has held two very successful terms - Fall 2013 (Sept. 16 to Dec. 6) and Spring 2014 (Jan. 20 to Apr. 11) - with six institutions: Camosun College, College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. Student submissions kept WriteAway tutors busy through both terms; tutors responded to almost 1,600 writing submissions! Approximately 57% of these submissions were made by students who self-identified as English as an Additional Language learners.


The WriteAway Summer 2014 term will run from June 30th until August 8th.
Join a growing collaborative.

WriteAway is now ready to welcome new institutions to join the service for September 2014. Joining WriteAway is a great way to expand your institution's on-site writing services, participate in an emerging area of student academic support, provide access for distance learners, and much more. A list of requirements for participating institutions is available at: http://writeaway.ca/requirements.php 


A number of institutions have shown interest in joining the service - be on the lookout for an announcement soon about new joiners! If you have questions about how your institution can become a part of this growing collaborative, please contact Leah Hopton at the WriteAway Administrative Centre: waoffice@eln.bc.ca/778.782.9573.

Funding and support for this initiative is provided by BCcampus,
the BC Electronic Library Network, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC.
If you would like to learn more about WriteAway, please visit writeaway.ca or contact the WriteAway Administrative Centre