The Writing Lab is for all Bachelor and (research) Master students of the Faculty of Humanities in Leiden and The Hague.
Nothing! All Writing Center activities are completely free of charge.
You can come by as often as you’d like, with a maximum of 5 sessions per assignment (i.e., once you start working on a new assignment, you’re entitled to another 5 sessions). In our experience, a maximum of 5 appointments per assignment will give you ample time to discuss different aspects of your text (e.g. your introduction as well as your conclusion) or discuss your progress during the different stages of the writing process.
Absolutely, no problem at all! The writing tutors are also here to help you with those aspects of the writing process that happen before the actual writing, such as fine-tuning your research question, planning your work or making an outline.
Definitely! The Writing Lab is available to all students of the Humanities Faculty, both BA and MA students.
Jazeker, dat is geen enkel probleem. Sterker nog: het gesprek kan ook in het Engels, als je dat fijner vindt!
Scheduling an appointment on the same day is not possible. Usually, you’ll be able to see a tutor within a week, but this can take longer depending on the availability of the tutors.
No, for questions surrounding language we’d like to refer you to one of the courses at the Academic Language Center. However, we can help you with questions about academic style (e.g. sentence length, sentence structure, tone of voice, word choice etc.)
No, grading your text is reserved for your instructor. Our tutors can and will not comment on the quality of your assignment.
No. As PhD students are employees of the university, we are unfortunately unable to offer them our services.
No. Our tutors are in no way involved in grading your assignment and will never tell your instructor about your appointments. It is very important to us that you feel safe with us, meaning that everything you discuss with your tutor will remain between the two of you.