Scriptorium een frisse blik op je tekst

Scriptorium: a fresh perspective on your text

Writing assistance

The Scriptorium's writing tutors can help you tackle the writing process as efficiently as possible. Our tutors are students from different disciplines. They are fellow students, so it is easy to talk to them. But they have been specially trained to recognize writing problems and to provide clear feedback. By asking questions, your tutor will help you gain a better understanding of your own writing process. In this way, you will learn to express your ideas and arguments clearly.

What can a writing tutor help me with?

  • Do you have to write an essay, a report, a paper, or a thesis, but you don't know where to start?
  • Are you endlessly staring at your screen or are you constantly delaying your writing?
  • Do you have problems structuring everything you have read and thought of?
  • Is it impossible to get something on paper because you want every word and every sentence to be perfect at once?
  • Do you doubt that the information from a book or an article is expressed correctly in your own words?

How does a meeting with a tutor work?

  • A meeting takes about 45 minutes. Most students receive sufficient assistance to proceed after one to three meetings.
  • You indicate what you want to focus on and what you need help with.
  • By asking questions, your tutor will help you gain a better understanding of your own writing process. In this way, you will learn to express your ideas and arguments clearly.
  • According  to recent corona-related guidelines, all Scriptorium work (coaching sessions, etc.) takes place online.

No correction service or content guidance

The Scriptorium is not a correction service. The writing tutors act as a sounding board, not as a proofreader. You are ultimately responsible for your own text. During the Scriptorium’s tutoring sessions, the writing process is central. You should talk to the lecturer or thesis supervisor who is also responsible for the assessment about the content of your paper or thesis.

Frequently asked questions about writing assistance

Which questions can I ask the tutors of the Scriptorium?
Is the Scriptorium only available for thesis guidance?
How far do I have to be in the writing process to get guidance from the Scriptorium?
Does the Scriptorium also give courses?
How can I process personal data in a safe and secure way?
Are there guidelines or procedures for writing my Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis?

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Need help from a writing tutor?

Making an appointment at the Scriptorium is done in two steps:

  1. Ask your School’s program coordinator or your thesis supervisor for permission first.
  2. Fill out the application form tutor meeting.
  • Scriptorium tutor Johann Bambino

    Johann Bambino

    Tutor Scriptorium

    "Nobody likes doing things alone. Either you'll go crazy or you'll drive everyone else crazy. Thank God we work together with students at the Scriptorium!"

  • Revo Loonen

    Revo Loonen

    Tutor Scriptorium

    "Getting your ideas on paper can be challenging, especially if you need to adhere to an academic writing style. Luckily, a fresh view of a fellow student can give you the confidence you need to get things done. That is what we hope to achieve with each session."

  • Manon de Nijs

    Manon de Nijs

    Tutor Scriptorium

    "Probably everyone has experienced troubles during academic writing. However, not everyone has the guts to reach out for help. Through guiding students in the right direction, the goal is to let students gain more confidence about their writing skills. Importantly, you should be proud of your final paper or thesis!"

  • Timo van Amen, schrijftutor Tilburg University Scriptorium

    Timo van Amen

    Tutor Scriptorium

    “Academic writing can certainly come with its challenges. At the Scriptorium, we will work together with you to help you address these and improve your writing skills in the process. Ultimately, the goal is to help you gain confidence in your own work and be proud of your thesis!”