The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to HBKU’s new Academic Writing and Research Excellence Center (AWARE). It specializes in assisting students with developing their academic writing and research skills in both English and Arabic. 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 provide helpful feedback on different aspects of their work in order to ensure their ongoing development as writers.
In support of this objective, the center will conduct its work along three lines:
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.
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.
Digital Resources :
AWARE’s website will 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.
Contact Details :
|AWARE ENGLISH||AWARE ARABIC|
Mr. Owen Connor
Dr. Omaima Elhardallo
Dr. Wafa Ammar