Make an Appointment

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Due to COVID-19, we are offering two types of appointments:

ONLINE REVIEWS: You can send us your document, your assignment details and guidelines, and your Intake Form to writingc@dal.ca and our Operations Assistant will match you with a tutor or advisor who will read through your document and make suggestions and offer feedback in the margins. We will then email your document back to you. We are trying to keep a 48-hour maximum turn-around time, so please build this extra time into your time management plan for your assignments.

 

VIDEO APPOINTMENTS: You can meet with one of our tutors or advisors online using Brightspace Collaborate Ultra and receive "face-to-face" feedback. Please indicate that you would like a Video Appointment and offer a few times that suit your schedule on your Intake Form and send it, your document, and your assignment details and guidelines to us at writingc@dal.ca


Book an appointment:

Send your Intake Form, document, and assignment details and guidelines to writingc@dal.ca 

NOTE: eSARS will be offline while we shift to online reviews and video appointments this semester. 

 

 

Writing Centre appointment maximums

Generally, in order to allow as many students as possible to make use of the Writing Centre, we limit the number of appointments each student may make to two appointments per week. When a student exceeds ten appointments in a semester, we have an assessment appointment to evaluate how many more appointments you will need to finish your work. If you have questions about these policies, please send us an email

 

Self-disclosure and confidentiality at the Writing Centre

Academic assignments, course progress, and matters of a personal and private nature can be discussed with advisors, coaches or tutors in Student Affairs (the Writing Centre is an academic unit of Student Affairs). Your discussion will be considered confidential with three exceptions:

  • When an advisor, coach or tutor believes that you may be at risk of harm to yourself or someone else;
  • When an advisor, coach or tutor becomes aware that a crime has been committed; or
  • When you communicate or do something that is a violation of university policy.

We take your well-being, the well-being of our community members, and your right to privacy seriously. 

Note: One university policy centres on students having academic integrity (AI).
Dalhousie will strictly enforce AI best practices. That means that student work will be scrutinized for plagiarism, inappropriate collaboration, data falsification, and other AI offenses. 

The Writing Centre offers monthly seminars that will help you learn how to navigate AI principles and use cited materials. Also, come in for one-on-one tutoring apppointments where staff and tutors will teach you more about these pratices. We will alert you to issues and problems, so you can revise and do better at upholding this community standard. 

Truro location

For appointments at the Faculty of Agriculture, email acwrite@dal.ca or drop in to the Writing Centre on the main floor of the MacRae Library.