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One-on-one appointments

One-on-one appointments

Writing Support Services offers free individual writing consultations for University of Calgary students who want to improve their writing. We support students to develop individual writing processes that allow them to become independent and effective writers.

During the consultations, you can

  • Discuss your writing process and learn strategies to write more effectively
  • Review returned papers to understand how to improve your written assignments
  • Work with an instructor on an ongoing basis to improve essay structure, paragraph development, sentence structure, style, grammar, and punctuation
  • Receive information on writing papers, book reviews or other assignments
  • Learn how to use and document sources
  • Get help with English as a second language

Drop-in writing consultations 

Free drop-in writing consultations are offered in the Learning Commons in the Taylor Family Digital Library starting Monday, September 21st and run through the Fall and Winter semesters. Sign-up is available on the day (5pm) of consultations at the Learning Commons Service desk on the 1st floor of the TFDL.

  • Mondays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays 6:10 - 9 p.m.
  • Fridays 11:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Saturdays 11:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Sundays 11:10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop-In Writing Consultations are not currently offered during Spring and Summer Semesters.


Writing Support for distance students

Students registered in a distance education program may be able to access Writing Support Services using Adobe Connect or Skype to facilitate synchronous tutoring and document sharing. Please contact Writing Support Services Coordinator, Asher Ghaffar for more information.  Please note that all distance appointment must be requested with a minimum three business days notice and are subject to staff availability. We are currently not able to offer distance appointments outside regular Student Success Centre hours.


Writing Support online

Writing Support is happy to offer an online venue for UCalgary students to submit questions from anywhere or anytime. This system allows students to submit quick citations or grammar questions. We aim for, but can't always guarantee, a turn-around time of less than a week on email requests for help. The more direct and specific the questions, the faster that we can respond. For more extensive feedback or support, please book a one-on-one appointment or visit our drop-in consultations.

Book a writing support appointment

Booking instructions

Wondering how to cite correctly? Have a question about grammar or style? Find the answer quickly in our online resource section.