“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”
- Martin Luther
The mission of the Humanities Writing Centre (HWC) is to provide writing support to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities by creating a positive and professional environment in which students can engage in focused dialogue with consultants, about their academic writing, once you have started the writing process.
How will I know if I need to visit the HWC?
- Providing free individual and group (by arrangement) consulting sessions aimed at developing and improving students writing ability;
- Creating a positive and professional environment that fosters encouragement to students struggling with their writing;
- Providing workshops and presentation to students within the Faculty on themes and topics that relate directly to academic writing;
- Helping to develop in students an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses regarding their writing, and thereby encouraging the transfer of the acquired skills and abilities to their other writing assignments;
- Working closely with lecturers in the Faculty of Humanities with a view to embedding workshops within modules/departments as well as to ensure that lecturer needs are catered for as well (in terms of what lecturers see as their students’ needs, which may differ from what students may see as a need/weakness.
The HWC is open to any undergraduate student registered in the Faculty of Humanities, who may need assistance with a written assignment. Our consultants will assist you in structuring, writing, revising and editing your text. If you performed poorly on a written assignment, your subject lecturer may advise that you attend a number of sessions. If this is the case, the consultant you see will be expected to provide feedback to your lecturer to ensure that you are attending the sessions as required.