Writing Skills

Students in all disciplines at Dalhousie are required to write clearly to inform, persuade, or instruct an audience in term papers, lab reports, essay exams, critical reviews and other academic assignments. Students can benefit from a one-on-one discussion of their work with supportive instructors and peer tutors at the Writing Centre. In addition to the one-on-one tutoring, the Writing Centre hosts seminars held throughout the year on topics such as essay writing, science writing, mechanics of writing, English as another language, and admission applications as some examples.

In Halifax, you’ll find the Writing Centre in the Killam Library’s Learning Commons. Writing tutors are also available in satellite locations: Sexton Campus, Wallace McCain Learning Commons, Black Student Advising Centre, and the Indigenous Student Centre.

Students on the Agricultural Campus can visit the Writing Centre on the main floor of the MacRae Library.

Find out more: www.dal.ca/writingcentre
Halifax Campuses: writingcentre@dal.ca or (902) 494-1963
Agricultural Campus: ssdalac@dal.ca or (902) 893-6672