Current members

We believe that writing needs to be made visible mainly through an innovative approach to teaching and researching writing at all levels and regardless of language. Applying these two approaches helps create a strong multi-disciplinary field and establish an academic writing tradition writers can associate themselves to. Writing does not belong to anyone but everyone. 

Academic writing is not an art, but a skill. We consider writing to be an indispensable part of the intellectual life in the academia and outside of it: it is a means of constructing and sharing knowledge, and an essential tool for learning. We enable writers by demystifying the writing process, by breaking assignments into manageable parts, using templates, and emphasising the role of audience and purpose.

We can summarize our goals as follows:
Education: to use integrated multiperspective language and communication
activities that promote disciplinary, professional and academic literacy; to have thorough needs analyses and detailed ILOs in stand-alone courses.
Development: to promote collaboration with Chalmers faculty who are responsible for and invested in interventions on a long-term basis; to promote faculty development that enhances our higher education
Research: to engage in local, national and international multiperspective and connected studies of disciplinary discourse literacy.

Our mission is to help students and faculty to identify their own strengths and weaknesses as a writer and come alongside them to help them develop their own writing skills and proficiency. This naturally happens during the consultations as well as with the tools we provide (self-created materials and online tools). The emphasis is often on helping writers to stand more and more on their own two feet rather than just proof-read their texts.

Through one-on-one coaching, workshops, course assistance and online resources, the Writing Centre supports all academic writers at the University of Iceland and beyond.  We work with writers of all levels to help them develop the very important skill of communicating information through academic texts and presentations in both Icelandic and English. 

  • University of Bergen
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Oslo
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