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Academic writing centre

The writing centre is open for students and researchers who wish to improve their writing. Come and discuss your ideas, drafts and questions with one of our writing consultants. You may also book e-consultations via chat or videocall. 

Consultations can be booked two weeks in advance. 

Welcome! 

The writing centre will close for the holidays between 22.12 - 3.1.

Portrait photos of the writing mentors.
The writing mentors. Photos: Simen Kjellin and Stine Marie Barsjø, UiO

Come for a consultation!

  • Monday: 12–16
  • Tuesday: 10–14
  • Wednesday: 16–20
  • Thursday: 12–16
  • Friday: 12–16 (e-consultations only)

Variations may occur. 

Book an appointment

or come by during the opening hours.

We are located at the Georg Sverdrup's house at Blindern, Library of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, ground floor.

What we offer

  • We offer one-on-one consultations based on drafts or ideas for assignments, normally 3 consultations per semester.
  • Topics for the consultations could be, e.g., organisation, structure, problem formulation, argumentation, discussion, academic language, references and other issues.
  • The writing centre can also develop courses together with faculty and academic services at the university.

NB: The writing centre staff does not proofread or discuss scientific content.

Events

Nov. 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM , Zoom: Academic Writing Centre
Dec. 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM , Zoom: Academic Writing Centre

A home for writing

Photo: Simen Kjellin, UiO

 To acquire an academic language means to develop a new identity within one's discipline, utilizing both the written and spoken word.

The writing centre at the UiO aims to support writers in their academic identity formation processes, and not simply "fix the text" of an assignment. Through activities such as consultations, writing workshops and various arrangements, we aim to become a "home for writing".

The Academic writing centre at the UiO belongs to the University of Oslo Library. Our aim is to develop writing support services for the university as a whole, together with the departments and faculty.

Feel free to contact us at an early stage of your writing process to develop your ideas!

Who are we?

Photo: Simen Kjellin, UiO

The writing mentors are skilled and highly motivated students. They come from various disciplines and are trained in writing pedagogy and consultation. Some of our writing mentors are native English speakers.

The centre is led by Ingerid S. Straume and Cathinka Dahl Hambro. Ingerid Straume has a cross-disciplinary background, including writing studies and a PhD in the philosophy of education. She has extensive experience as a supervisor, subject lecturer and teacher of academic writing. She is co-editor of Search & Write, and a published writer. Cathinka Dahl Hambro has an inter-disciplinary background from language, literature, medieval studies (PhD) and theology. She has several years of experience with academic writing centre management. 

Would you like to work at the writing centre? Please contact Cathinka Dahl Hambro or Ingerid Straume. We are currently looking for students in the sciences, preferably undergraduates. However, we encourage students from all disciplines with a desire to work as a writing mentor to contact us. 

More information about the writing centre

Our resources

Contact us

For questions, or to send us your draft by email, please contact skrivesenter@ub.uio.no.

You're also welcome to contact us via Facebook.