Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All student appointments are FREE. All resources are freely available online though the University of Toronto.

WHERE IS THE WRITING CENTRE LOCATED?

We have FIVE locations across the Health Science faculties:

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, 144 College St, PB 245
Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, 155 College St, HS 341B
Abbott Dentistry Library, 124 Edward St, Room 267B (2nd floor)
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 320 Huron St, BN 229
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, 246 Bloor St W, SK 344

WILL YOU PROOFREAD MY WORK?

No, we will neither proofread nor rewrite your work. We will, however, identify problems and show you how to correct them. We will also help you write more effectively. Our goal is to develop your writing skills, not proofread for you. 

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?

We are open Monday through Friday during the fall and winter terms and on a reduced schedule during the spring term. Please see "News & Announcements" on the homepage for our current schedule.

ARE THERE LIMITS TO THE APPOINTMENTS I CAN HAVE?

Yes, students are limited to ONE APPOINTMENT PER WEEK during the regular school year. This ensures that all students have access to appointments during busy times. Sometimes a second appointment in one week can be arranged, if the schedule allows. Contact Dr. Samuels by email to request such appointments.

Students can hold up to three appointments at any one time, so we encourage you to book ahead for upcoming assignments.

I CAN'T MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. WHAT'S WRONG?

You may be locked out of the scheduling system for the current term. Have you have accumulated penalties from missed appointments or appointments not cancelled with 24-hours' notice? PLEASE check your email for reminders about your upcoming appointments. Cancel your appointment if you can't make it, preferably at least 24 hours ahead of time. Appointment privileges may be reinstated at the discretion of the Writing Centre Director; email Dr. Samuels with such requests.