The Ashesi Writing Centre
The Ashesi Writing Centre aims to serve the Ashesi Community by promoting
writing as a way of learning and thinking clearly. We at the Centre help identify individual writing problems and discuss
ways of improving the writing skills of those that we consult. Through workshops and
one-on-one consultations, we encourage students to use their own thought
processes as they write, develop their own voices and become more critical writers.
The writing Centre is staffed by faculty, students and volunteers who are
passionate about writing and language.
Monday to Thursday
The Centre is located in the TALIF Computer Lab in Building 1 on 3rd Norla
We are willing to help with almost any kind of writing: from your scientific
lab report to an Economics or Sociological essay, from constructing an
outline to polishing a final draft
We offer assistance through faculty-, staff- and peer-tutoring that provides
individualised help with writing
Tutors will meet with students to discuss their writing and provide feedback
on each phase of the writing process, from brainstorming and organising
ideas to revising a structured paper
We also help with finer matters such as grammar, spelling, diction, and
punctuation, as well as major concerns such as focus, style and
Faculty and staff may also request assistance in designing writing
assignments for students or engage in one-on-one consultations about their
own professional writing.
How we serve
For students who have been referred to the Centre or have assignments on which
they are working, a tutor will be available at an appointed time. Students are
advised to bring their assignments with them to the conference and to book an
appointment with a tutor beforehand.
For quick help and immediate assistance, students can walk in and receive help
from the tutor on duty.
Tutors will be available to help with any of the following formats: paragraphs,
essays and research papers.
Study Skills Support
The Writing Centre, in collaboration with the Career Services Centre, helps
students with their studies through workshops and individual training in time
management, preparing for exams, note taking, facilitating study groups, etc.
The Centre offers many resources to writers through the library. Users of the
Centre can access computers, dictionaries, thesauri, MLA handbooks, computer
handbooks and tutorial programs. The printer downstairs in the library is also
available for use.
Policies and Procedures
Your help is much needed to make the Centre operate smoothly. Please pay
attention to the following guidelines:
Be on time
Bring a neat copy of assignment, any instructions and directions given by
your professor and any other related materials (textbooks, notebooks, paper,
Walk-ins are allowed, but we recommend that you try to schedule an
appointment. This will help you to better get the help you need and improve
our service to you
Conduct and Honesty
We expect all students to be responsible and respectful of themselves and
There should be no noise, eating or loud distracting talk. If you must talk,
please speak in low voices. REMEMBER YOU ARE IN A LIBRARY
Cell phones should be put on vibrate. Mobile phone conversations are not
allowed in the laboratory
In your writing, acknowledge all sources and follow the university policy on
Produce high quality work as it represents not only the writer/student but
also the Writing Centre and Ashesi University