Tutoring sessions Writing Centre via Skype
Although all physical educational activities have been canceled up to and including April 6th, the Writing Center will continue to offer its services during this period. This means that you can still set up a meeting with a tutor. For the time being, however, the conversations will not take place face to face, but by phone or Skype.
If you are at home and working on a writing assignment with which you could use some help, don’t hesitate to make an appointment for a free tutoring session with one of our writing tutors! You can visit this page to make an appointment, or to read more about the kinds of questions with which the Writing Centre can offer assistance. When making an appointment with a writing tutor, it is possible to discuss whether you prefer an appointment by phone or via Skype.
Who is the Writing Centre for?
The Writing Centre is open to all students of both Dutch and English-taught Bachelor programmes offered at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
What does the Writing Centre offer?
At the Writing Centre of The Hague University of Applied Sciences you can set up a meeting with a writing tutor about any text you are required to write for your programme. During a private meeting of approx. 45 minutes, the writing tutor will pose critical questions aimed at providing you with the necessary tools to take your text to the next level. The skills acquired during your meeting should help you in all your future writing endeavours.
When should you apply to the Writing Centre?
You should apply to the Writing Centre if you would like some guidance with a writing assignment. It might be that you would like to go over the general outline, that you struggle to put your thoughts on paper, or that you are unsure how to incorporate feedback you’ve received. Perhaps you want to turn a failed mark into a pass, or you simply want to write the best possible text.
What does a writing tutor (not) do?
A writing tutor is a (master) student who is a skilled writer and is trained to tutor. He/she will prepare a meeting centred on your text and needs. The writing tutor can help you to approach the assignment efficiently, to formulate your arguments or core message clearly, or to give your text the appropriate style or structure.
The writing tutor will not comment on the content of your work, nor correct errors in spelling or grammar. You are (and will remain) the sole author of the piece and you alone are responsible for the final result.
Setting up a meeting
You can set up a meeting using the application form. After your application has been reviewed, one of the writing tutors will contact you to arrange a meeting. After the first meeting you can, in coordination with your tutor, plan a follow-up. You can set up as many meetings as necessary or required.
- Applications are reviewed Mondays to Fridays.
- Please note that you will be asked to send us the text in question at least 24 hours in advance.
- We cannot arrange meetings on the same day we receive the application.