How to make an appointment

  1. Register on the NWU Writing Centre’s booking website ( from any computer or mobile device. Please note that there is no “www” in front of the website address.
  2. Log in with your email and newly created password.
  3. Choose the relevant campus (e.g. Vanderbijlpark Campus).
  4. White blocks are available sessions. Click on a white block to book a session. Each session will last an hour.
  5. Specify your question(s).
  6. Remember to attach your file if you choose to give consent to the Writing Centre to use your work for research purposes.
  7. Bring a hard copy of your writing to the consultation.
  8. See the specific consultant with whom you made your appointment at the Writing Centre.
  • The Potchefstroom Campus Writing Laboratory is located in Building E8, G44.
  • The Vanderbijlpark Campus Writing Laboratory is located in Building 13 (the Library).
  • The Mahikeng Campus Writing Laboratory is located in the Academic and Development Centre, Block A2H, Room G169.

What should the student do to prepare for the session?

  1. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment.
  2. Bring your notes or a draft of your writing along.
  3. Bring along the instructions from your lecturer (e.g. guidelines and due dates) and/or any other relevant documents.
  4. For longer documents, identify particular sections that you would like to review with the consultant or come with specific questions. You can always schedule a follow-up consultation for other parts of the document.
  5. Prepare yourself to discuss your writing with your consultant for the best results.
  6. Take notes during your consultation.
  7. Follow-up consultations are highly recommended, especially if longer texts are involved.
  8. Please honour your appointment, and if you cannot do so for any reason, please cancel your appointment at least an hour or two beforehand (using the booking system) or send a message to the Writing Centre coordinator.


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