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Virtual Appointments

Important Notice: Library Services is providing alternate forms of service during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Until further notice, all writing appointments will be virtual. Click on "Virtual Appointments" to learn more about attending a virtual session.

Accessing Writing Services


  • Writing Services currently supports students through virtual appointments. To learn more about writing support, please email Writing Services.

Getting Writing Support

  • Virtual Drop-In Sessions: 15-minute drop-in sessions are available.  No appointment necessary!
    • Drop-in Schedule: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST)
    • Note: Drop-in support is offered on a first come, first served basis. One drop-in session per day 

Join Virtual Drop-In Session

  • Appointments: Book a 25 or 50 minute appointment online.  All appointments are virtual.  To book an appointment, click on the "Book Online" icon below.

Book Online

  • Key Points When Booking Online:
    • White squares on the schedule mean that a consultant is available for an appointment
    • Yellow squares are your appointments
    • All other colours mean a consultant is not available
    • If you book a virtual appointment, log in to the Booking System before your scheduled time and click on your appointment (in yellow). Then click on "START OR JOIN VIRTUAL CONSULTATION"
    • The first time you book online you will register for an account
    • One appointment per week
    • Your first appointment can only be 25 minutes long
  • Call 519-748-5220 ext. 3627, 2728, or 2332
  • Sign up for a workshop
  • Stop in during our APA and Academic Integrity Drop-In sessions
    • Doon Library: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Cambridge Library: Mondays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • No appointment necessary

What to Bring

  • A printed copy of any writing you want to discuss with the consultant
  • The assignment instructions
  • The articles you are using if you want to focus on integrating research
  • Any questions you have prepared

How to Prepare

  • Decide what you want to focus on: for example, integrating research, thesis statement, paragraph structure, sentence structure, or punctuation
  • Collect all relevant material such as your draft, assignment instructions, and research articles
  • Look at previous assignments to see what feedback your instructors have provided
  • Go through your paper and highlight sentences or areas you want feedback on
  • Create a list of questions to help guide the session

Comments or Concerns

If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please contact the Manager of Writing Services, James Yochem (Doon Campus: extension 3746).