Make an Appointment
Please Note: As of Sunday, the Writing Centre will no longer have face-to-face appointments. We are shifting to online reviews and appointments. Learn more about this shift and how we can help you!
Book an appointment:
To register for a 25- or 50-minute appointment at any of our Halifax locations, please do one of the following:
- Set up an appointment by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Set up an appointment with the online form
- NOTE: eSARS will be offline while we shift to online reviews. Set up an appointment using eSARS, our online booking software
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.
For appointments at the Faculty of Agriculture, email email@example.com or drop in to the Writing Centre on the main floor of the MacRae Library.