When writing your dissertation you may well find that you ‘get stuck’, and cannot see the way ahead. In that kind of situation it can be useful to talk to an experienced coach, a tutor. A tutor can help you to regain an overview of what you are doing, or to work out what steps you have to take to get out of the impasse. Sometimes just one talk will be enough, and sometimes it is more effective to arrange a few sessions.

The coaching we offer in the Schrijfcentrum is geared towards the process of writing your dissertation, focusing on how to deal with the various writing tasks involved. The coaching is decidedly not geared towards the content of the dissertation. The tutors do not at all aim to improve your text, let alone  write it. Rather, they will help you to improve the text yourself and help you to continue writing.

If you sign up for coaching, you will be assigined a tutor, an experienced Master’s student from the Humanities faculty. Your tutor will have been trained to conduct coaching sessions about everything related to the dissertation process. He or she is actually your ideal reader, usually knowing nothing about your own discipline and therefore being well placed to ask the ‘ignorant’ questions that will help you to get on.

We charge 25 per coaching session. The coaching session will take 45 minutes.

You can sign up by filling in the registration form.

If you would like more information, please contact either Gea Dreschler or Margreet Onrust