The AUS Writing Center is dedicated to helping students become better writers. Our peer-tutors help students become independent, confident writers through an interactive approach to writing. The Center’s tutors do not proofread or edit students' assignments; rather, they teach students to recognize and correct their own errors with the goal of making them more confident and self-sufficient writers. We help students with the writing process in a shared effort that depends on student participation to succeed.
The Center offers one-on-one tutoring sessions by appointment or on a drop-in basis to students throughout the university. During tutorials, students and tutors work together on various aspects of writing: thesis development, organization, outlining, paragraphing, sentence-structure, wording, vocabulary and mechanics.
The tutoring sessions can help students brainstorm; organize their writing; review grammar, punctuation and mechanics in the context of their writing; or work to improve a draft that has been critiqued by their instructor. The Center’s work is not limited to writing courses: students are free to review writing for any course at AUS. In fact, students can even visit the Center to discuss writing done outside of their courses at AUS. Many students bring CVs, cover letters, presentations, poetry and fiction writing to their tutorials.
We also offer workshops on a variety of writing topics relevant to students’ courses.
The AUS Writing Center is located in the AUS Library on the ground floor (LIB 024) and at a satellite location in the School of Business Administration (SBA 1176).
Sunday–Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Students can make appointments at the Writing Center by registering with our Online Booking System. The Writing Center is also available on a walk-in basis, but these times are limited because most of the appointment times are scheduled in advance.
Appointments are 30 minutes or one-hour long. If it is necessary to cancel an appointment, students must inform the Center at least an hour before the scheduled appointment. If students are more than 10 minutes late for a scheduled appointment, they are considered a "no show" and their time will be given to a student who is waiting for a walk-in consultation.
If you have questions, please contact the Writing Center at 06 515 2278 or via email at [email protected].
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