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Academic Success Centre: Writing and Grammar

Our Services

Writing Help

Do you need help writing your paper? You do not know what a thesis statement is or how to structure your academic piece of work?

For one-on-one assistance: 

  • Schedule an appointment online or drop in to see our Writing and Grammar Tutor in F215B (In the library)

​For other academic help:

  • Submit your Paper for Review to our Online Writing Help Service on Moodle (feedback within 3 business days)
  • Attend Our Workshops/Bootcamps 

The ASC (Academic Success Centre) has plenty of helpful handouts on a variety of writing topics (follow the hyperlink to download!). Our Tutors can help you find plenty of online writing resources as well.

Our Writing and Grammar Tutor

Claire Pienaar

 Writing and Grammar Tutor – 780-539-2893 or CPienaar@gprc.ab.ca

If you need advice on a writing assignment, thesis statement, reference list, or anything else language-related, Claire would be more than happy to help you out. She studied Romance Languages, Linguistics, and Creative Writing at New York University, and spent three years living and teaching English in China. She's originally from the States (but don't worry, she's learned how to spell "behaviour" the Canadian way). 

Online Writing Help

Our Goal:

We want you to become a better writer and we will provide feedback and resources to help you improveWe will not edit or proofread your submissions. (That is your job).

 

We will be looking for issues that may be affecting your ability to communicate clearly and coherently in written form. This includes thesis, organization and paragraph development. If you have specific issues you would like addressed, please include them in the body of your email. We will address as many as possible.

 

How to send my paper?

  • Simply add our course on moodle: Moodle Homepage -> Library Resource (Tab at the top of the page) -> GPRC Academic Success Centre Online 
  • Submit your paper in the following format or it may not be reviewed: 

MS Word document and name your file: CourseCodeAssignmentName.  

E.g. EN1201ReflectionEssay


  • We now accept Group Assignments ONLY with a signed CONSENT FORM from all editors/writers. The form can be located on our Moodle Course and below. 
  • Please submit with a copy of the instructions that the instructor has provided you. This will assist us with determining if you are fulfilling requirements.
  • You can expect a response in 3 business days. Keep in mind that our tutors work 9-5, M-F.
  • You are welcome to submit individual assignments for review twice. If you resubmit, the assumption will be made that you have followed suggestions from the first review

We are happy to review most essays and writing assignments; however, there are some exceptions. We cannot accept for review:

  • Resumes or cover letters
  • Take Home Tests

Online Resources

Our LibGuides

Grande Prairie Campus
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone: 1-780-539-2939
Email: library@gprc.ab.ca
Fairview Campus
11235-98 Avenue
Fairview,AB T0H 1L0
Phone: 1-780-835-6641
Email: library@gprc.ab.ca