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Writing Centre

Writing Centre

Are you studying at the UvA and do you need help with your assignment, paper, essay or thesis? The UvA Writing Centre offers various forms of academic writing support free of charge.

The UvA Writing Centre provides workshops and one-on-one meetings to support you with your academic writing. These services are available for both native and non-native speakers of English. Our staff consists of peer tutors: students with proven academic writing skills who have been trained to coach other students. 


The Writing Centre will offer the following workshops in 2019-2020:

  • Common writing errors: grammar, vocabulary and punctuation (18 November 2019, 11:00-13:00)
  • Structure (4 March 2020, 15:00-17:00)
  • Style and clarity (22 April 2020, 15:00-17:00)

To apply for one or more of these workshops, please complete following form:

Apply for the workshop(s)

One-on-one support

You can make a one-on-one appointment with a Writing Centre tutor for help with your assignment, paper, report, essay or thesis. Here are a few of the things our tutors can help you with:

  • structure
  • clarity
  • appropriate academic style
  • grammar, spelling and punctuation

Your tutor will read your draft text before your appointment, where you will discuss your text together in detail. If necessary, you can book one or more follow-up appointments.

Please note that the Writing Centre is not a proofreading or editing service. Your tutor will not correct your text for you; rather, they will try to make you more conscious of your writing style and work with you to help you improve your writing process.

Make an appointment with one of our tutors

If you are a Bachelor’s student, click here to make an appointment

If you are a Master’s student, click here to make an appointment

No availability at a time that suits you?

Check back here regularly or send us an email at to make an appointment.

Online resources

Need help right now? Go to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, which provides an enormous number of resources on the writing process, from grammar, vocabulary and punctuation to structure, citation and argumentation.


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