AWARE Writing Center

AWARE Writing Center

Welcome to AWARE - the place to improve your academic writing

AWARE, a Center for Academic Writing and Research Excellence, is a newly-created academic resource center serving the entire HBKU community. It specializes in assisting students with developing their academic writing and research skills in both English and Arabic.

AWARE’s goal is to help HBKU students become more effective writers in their respective disciplines by engaging them in critical conversations about their writing at any stage of the writing process.

In support of this objective, the center conducts its work along three lines.

1. Individual (one-on-one) Appointments

All HBKU students can make appointments for individual tutoring sessions with an instructor of English or Arabic during the semester. They can discuss different types of writing assignments, grammar, vocabulary, style and other aspects of academic writing.

The primary objective of the center is to help students become better writers in the long-term. AWARE instructors work with students to improve and develop their writing skills so that they will produce clear, well-organized and effective assignments. Instead of simply proofreading students’ work before submission, tutors will provide helpful feedback on different aspects of their work in order to ensure their ongoing development as writers.

2. Workshops

AWARE instructors conduct workshops throughout the academic year. They focus on various aspects of writing including academic genres, style and integrity. For a calendar of workshops please refer to this website.

3. Digital Resources

This website will soon contain a large number of self-help writing resources in both Arabic and English. Topics will range from grammar and style to formatting, punctuation and publication.

If you need assistance with academic English, please visit the AWARE English Center page.

If you need assistance with academic Arabic, please visit the AWARE Arabic Center page.