Make an Appointment
Book a one-on-one session
To make an appointment for a 30 or 60 minute session at any of our Halifax locations –Killam, Sexton, Weldon or BSAC
- Login to MyDal and look for us under the "Learning Resources" tab
- Complete our online form
- During office hours drop in to the Killam Library, Room G40C
- You can also email email@example.com or phone (902) 494.1963
For appointments at the Faculty of Agriculture, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to the Writing Centre on the main floor of the Agrculture Faculty Library
What to expect during your appointment
- The main focus of individual sessions will always be on training you to be your own writer and editor.
- The Writing Centre is not a proofreading or editing service. We’re here to discuss your writing and help you develop strategies to write more effectively.
- Bring any assignment sheets or course materials and a list of questions you would like to discuss.
- You may come to the Writing Centre at any stage of an assignment from planning the work to revising it.
- Be sure to leave plenty of time to make revisions and prepare your final document.
In a Writing Centre appointment, we can help you
- understand the assignment or writing objectives
- organize your ideas and develop a writing strategy
- improve essay structure, paragraph development, writing style, grammar, and punctuation
- prepare for in-class presentations
- learn about using primary and secondary source material, citations and documentation styles.
Whether it's assistance with class assignments, CVs, journal articles, theses, or dissertations, we offer a number of services specifically for graduate students. Our staff can also help you understand and address your specific disciplinary communities. This service may be particularly helpful if you are changing disciplines or starting an interdisciplinary degree.
During these sessions, weʼll discuss your paper and provide guidance. Discussions might be on the structure of the assignment, transitions between ideas or on academic writing in English. The main focus will always be on training you to be your own writer and editor and help you develop strategies to write more effectively in English.
If you’re an ESL student, working with a Writing Centre staff member will be invaluable as you continue to acquire the English language as well as disciplinary vocabulary, concepts, and practices.
Check out our seminars and events schedule to develop and improve your overall writing skills.