University students can book a face-to-face meeting to discuss all kinds of issues relating to academic writing, such as defining the topic, structure and argumentation, language and style, finding and evaluating scholarly sources, word processing, templates etc.
Appointments are offered on a very regular basis during the semester and you can book them via our doodle page here
Everybody can use Doodle and a log-in is not required. To find the form you click the desired week and the link brings you to a Doodle form. There you choose a time slot for the appointment, write your UI username on the left (where it says “your name”) and click “save”.
If you cannot make it to the appointment it is important to cancel or reschedule it. To do that, you follow the same steps as if you are booking an appointment. Find your name and hover the mouse over it. Two little symbols appear on the left side of the name, a trash can for deleting and a pencil for changing. Choose either and click “save”
About the appointments
Who is it for?
All students, both undergraduates and graduates at the University of Iceland, from all schools and faculties. The appointments are free of charge.
Except for the director of the Writing Center, all the advisers are graduate students in the School of Humanities.
What kind of written assignments can you bring to the Writing Center?
You should feel free to bring all kinds of written assignments, from short course papers or reports to doctoral dissertations. We advise students through all stages of the writing process, from early planning and brainstorming to final revisions and editing.
What is done at the face-to-face meetings?
Our advice is intended to supplement instructions given by teachers or other experts in a particular field of study. Among many other things, we assist you in defining the topic of the essay, framing research questions, argumentation, structure of the text, language and style, evaluating source material, references etc.
How to find us?
The Writing Center is in room 005 in the basement of Nýi-Garður.