Come to us for support with:
- Research papers and course assignments
- Sourcing and citing research material (documenting sources)
- Grammar, punctuation, and mechanics of writing
- In-class presentations
- Business writing
- Applications/letters of intent for admission and scholarships
- Collaborative/joint writing practices
- Interdisciplinary writing
- Technical writing: Science and Engineering
- English as Another Language (ESL/EAL) support (English Language Learning)
Book a one-on-one appointment
When you register for an appointment with one of our tutors, 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
Specialized support for:
FIRST-YEAR & TRANSFER STUDENTS
If you're in your first year or have transferred to Dalhousie from another university, we encourage you to book a first appointment of 50 minutes (or two consecutive 25-minute appointments in the online system) to meet with a tutor to address your specific circumstances, background, and concerns.
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're 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 are 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. We also encourage you to take English as a Second Language courses through Dalhousie's College of Continuing Education.
Drop by our free seminars
Check out our seminars and events to develop and improve your overall writing skills. Topics range from understanding intellectual property issues to tackling research papers and learning how to revise your work.
Use our online resource guide
The Writing Centre Resource Guide is a handy tool to use when you're looking for quick information about writing issues but don't have the time to make an appointment with a tutor.