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 choose e-consultations via chat or videocall for all our services.
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. Consultations can be booked two weeks in advance.
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 three 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.
If you need help with literature search, reference check etc., you may book a consultation with a librarian.
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A home for writing
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?
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 new mentors, preferably undergraduates. You need to be a student at UiO and to have some proficiency in Norwegian to work with us.