Make an Appointment

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We offer two types of appointments:

Online Review Appointments: 
Send us your document, assignment details and guidelines, and Intake Form to writingc@dal.ca, and you will be matched 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 will return your assignment within 48 weekday hours (sooner where possible), so build this extra time into your time management plan for your assignments.

Video Appointments:
Meet with one of our tutors or advisors online and receive "face-to-face" feedback. On your Intake Form, please indicate that you would like a video appointment and offer a few times that fit your schedule, and send it, your document, and your assignment details and guidelines to us at writingc@dal.ca. We will then send you a video link for the scheduled appointment.

Note: You don’t need to send a finished paper to receive feedback. We will review or discuss papers at any point in their creation, including how to get started or getting some help understanding assignment guidelines and expectations.

To book an appointment, send the appointment request details (Intake Form), the paper you are working on (if you have a draft), and the assignment guidelines to: writingc@dal.ca

 

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 per week. There is no set limit on appointments per semester; however, if a student is approaching 10 to 12 appointments in a semester, we have an assessment appointment with the student to evaluate how many more appointments may be needed. 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 are kept confidential 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.