AWARE Writing Centre

AWARE Writing Centre


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to HBKU’s Academic Writing and Research Excellence Centre (AWARE). It specializes in assisting students develop their academic writing and research skills in both English and Arabic. The primary objective of the centre is to help students become better writers as they progress through their studies at HBKU.

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 centre conducts 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.

Appointments can be made by clicking on the following link:


AWARE instructors conduct workshops throughout the academic year. These workshops, which are organised in collaboration with the different HBKU colleges, focus on various aspects of academic writing including genre, style, grammar and integrity. Dates and timings will be confirmed by individual colleges at the beginning of each semester.

Digital Resources

AWARE’s LibGuides ( contain book recommendations, videos, links, and a large number of self-help writing resources in both Arabic and English. Topics range from grammar, punctuation and style to citation, research and tips on writing articles for publication.

If you need assistance with academic English, please visit the AWARE English Centre page.

If you need assistance with academic Arabic, please visit the AWARE Arabic Centre page.