Scriptorium: Tilburg University’s academic writing center
Tailor-made assistance with academic writing as well as finding and referencing literature
What does the Scriptorium do?
The Scriptorium supports Tilburg University students in their writing assignments, such as a paper, a report, or your thesis. We offer one-on-one tutoring sessions and drop-in hours to assist you in writing in both Dutch and English. You can also get advice on searching for relevant literature, consulting discipline-specific databases and get answers to questions about source referencing. We also assist students writing their thesis in several ways.
All of the Scriptorium's services are available at any phase of the writing process and are offered free of charge.
What can you turn to the Scriptorium for?
- Tutoring sessions: Improve your text through tailor-made tutoring.
- Drop-in hours: Get quick answers to your writing questions.
- Support in searching literature: Find the literature that you need.
- Help with source referencing: Cite your sources the correct way.
- Back on Track: Get ‘unstuck’ in the writing of your thesis.
- Thesis Together Tryout: Experience how working on your thesis simultaneously with others can increase productivity and motivation.
- Thesis Together: A hub for students working on their thesis to connect with each other and share.
Where can you find the Scriptorium?
You will find the Scriptorium on the first floor of the library (NW1). If you have made an appointment with a writing tutor, the tutor will let you know where your appointment will take place (in L109, L108, L107). Many of our services are offered online as well.
How can the Scriptorium help you with your writing process?
The Scriptorium offers a range of services to assist you in completing your writing assignments and help you improve the quality of your work. For you, the benefits include:
- You receive useful feedback that you can use to improve your text.
- You can get support at any stage of the writing process: at the beginning before you start writing, when you are working on the assignment, and when you are almost done with your text.
- With feedback on your text, you will learn to further develop your writing skills.
- All Scriptorium services are free of charge.
The following video introduces our services on offer and the principles underlying these: