Academic and Technical Writing Program

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2020/21 classes online

All ATWP classes in fall 2020 and spring 2021 will be run entirely online. For full ATWP class offerings see the university academic calendar.

2020/21 classes online
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Library support

The Academic and Technical Writing Program collaborates with UVic Libraries to support students. Find more information on our Resources page.

Library support
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Write-In events

Fall and Spring Write-In events offer all UVic students writing advice and support from Academic Writing Requirement instructors, tutors, librarians, and volunteers. Watch our News & events page for details about the next Write-In event.

Write-In events
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Academic Writing Requirement

The Academic Writing Requirement must be met by all undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at the University of Victoria.

Academic Writing Requirement

Questions about 2020/21 scheduling

Will ATWP classes be online ?

Yes, every single section of ATWP 101, ATWP 135, ENGR 110, and ENGR 240 being offered in fall 2020 and spring 2021 will be 100% online.

Will ATWP courses be synchronous or asynchronous?

This depends on the class you are registered in. Details are as follow:

ATWP 101: all fall sections will be delivered asynchronously, and the spring section will be blended synchronous and asynchronous.

ATWP 135: all sections in fall and spring will be delivered asynchronously.

ENGR 110: all sections will be delivered asynchronously.

ENGR 120: all sections will be delivered blended with both asynchronous and synchronous elements. Please see the university calendar for scheduled synchronous class times.

ENGR240: all sections in fall will be delivered asynchronously. For spring all sections will be delivered blended with both asynchronous and synchronous elements. Please see the university calendar for scheduled synchronous class times.

What does asynchronous mean?

An ASYNCHRONOUS course is one that doesn't have fixed meeting times at which a student is required to engage with the instructor or course materials; while there might be some “real time” sessions every week, they won't be mandatory, and students will have access to what is covered in these sessions (likely through a recording of the session).

What does TBA mean in the UVic registration system?

When the UVic registration system says a course is TBA that means it is 100% online and ASYNCHRONOUS.

Reading | Writing | Research

Get the skills you need for effective written communication, critical thinking and information literacy. The Academic and Technical Writing Program will support your academic success while preparing you to be a life-long learner. 

Academic Writing Requirement

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If you’re enrolled in an undergraduate degree program you must complete an Academic Writing Requirement-designated course unless you have met the requirement when you were accepted to UVic.

Academic Writing Requirement

Resources

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There are many resources across campus that can help support students with their academic reading, writing and research skills. Here are just a few:

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