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The Centre for Academic Communication

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Need academic writing help but can't get an appointment? Please drop-by the CAC to check on cancellations or email for schedule updates.

To find us, walk down the main library hall and turn right at the blue "EDGE" Learning Commons hallway. We're right at the end of the hall! :)

 Please select the schedule from the drop-down menu immediately below your password.

Wondering which schedule to choose? 

  • The"Book face-to-face appointments Fall 2018"schedule is for students on campus.
  • "Distance appointments: 48 hour written feedback" and "Real Time" are for students enrolled in distance programs or for students who cannot attend face-to-face appts

Welcome to The CAC online booking system!

  • Please take a moment to update your profile before booking online
  • Are you a student on-site? Please select "Book face-to-face appointments"  from the drop-down menu
  • Are you a graduate student? Consider booking two face-to-face appointments back-to-back
  • Are you a distance student? Please select "Book a distance appointment" from the drop-down menu and follow the steps here

 The CAC can help you with:

  • Understanding assignment instructions
  • Essay structure and flow (overall cohesion and clarity)
  • Sentence-level clarity (grammar, word choice, punctuation)
  • Argument (thesis statement, evidence, logic)
  • Oral presentations / communication skills (pronunciation, intonation, etc.)
  • Listening and note-taking skills
  • Critical reading skills

Are you working on a take-home writing exam? We can help you with questions about the writing process generally but can't provide feedback on your exam draft.

 The CAC also offers workshops / drop-in sessions for other kinds of academic communication skills. See our website for more details!


Check first with these UVic departments and resources if you need help with:


For booked appointments (25 minutes per session):

  • Maximum 2 tutorials per week, 10 tutorials per semester

* To access more appointments than the maximum, please get in touch with the CAC manager,  Email, call 250-853-3675, or drop by!


Booked appointments are automatically cancelled if:

  • Students are more than 10 minutes late
  • Students have 2 booked sessions back-to-back, and are late for the first appointment