Make an Appointment

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Please Note: As of Monday, April 15th, 2019 our hours change to Spring/Summer hours. 


Book an appointment:

Halifax locations

To register for a 25- or 50-minute appointment at any of our Halifax locations, please do one of the following:

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

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. For example, if you have a deadline on Friday at 9:00am, coming to the Writing Centre on Wednesday or early Thursday would give you time to revise your work before submitting.

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.