Writing Centre

Need help with your writing assignment? Do you need help with an academic written assignment (i.e. a thesis, a paper or an essay)? If so, you can make use of the help offered by the Writing Centre. The Centre is meant to aid all BA students of the Faculty of Humanities who would like to improve their writing skills. The main emphasis is on helping you to improve your own thesis or other writing assignment. The Writing Centre is part of the Expertise Centre for Academic Skills (EAV in Dutch) of the Faculty of Humanities. Make an appointment. Read also our Writing Tips.

Individual tuition

Each session with one of our tutors takes approximately 45 minutes. Appointments can be made for a single session, or for several sessions, to discuss one specific assignment. The services provided by the Writing Centre are free of charge for students.

What can we do for you?

The writing tutors are specially selected (Res)MA students, who have been trained to focus on the analysis of problems that occur during the writing process and of issues related to text writing. They have also been trained how to give feedback. For example, they advise you how to structure your topic by means of a clear chapter outline. They can also give you advice with regard to academic style and clarity of language.

The  tutors do not discuss the content of your assignments: that is up to you and your supervisor. Nor will the tutors evaluate your text  (“Is my assignment fine as it is now?”). Furthermore, the tutors will not correct the spelling or the grammar for you; their role is to advise you on how you can improve your written work yourself.

Who are we?

The tutors of the Writing Centre are:

Make an appointment

Should you want to make use of the Writing Centre’s services, you can contact us through filling out either the ‘Sign-up form’ or the ‘Follow-up appointment form’.

Make sure that you e-mail any relevant documents you wish to discuss during your session 24 hours in advance. If you have no text yet to discuss, but do need help with formulating a hypothesis or writing a research proposal, you can also make an appointment with a tutor. The sessions take place in the Van Eyckhof 4, 001A.

Opening hours

The Writing Centre is open from Monday till Thursday from 09:00 am till 05:00 pm. You can contact our team by sending an e-mail to Schrijfcentrum-EAV@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Last Modified: 20-06-2017