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Academic Writing Support Course

The Writing Centre runs an Academic Writing Support course for students who failed the Academic Literacy Test. The course consists of six weekly classes on academic writing, structure, style, grammar, vocabulary and punctuation. The focus is on improving your writing skills through instruction and practice, as well as peer review and extensive instructor feedback. At the end of the course you will have gained confidence and experience as an academic writer. The course in November-December 2021 will take place online.

Practical information

Target group: Students of the University of Amsterdam
Class size: Approx. 20
Hours per week: 2-hour classes and around 2 hours of self-study
Course duration: 6 weeks
Schedule: Classes take place once a week, 15:00-17:00.


  • 8 November - 17 December 2021 (online)
  • 14 February - 25 March 2022
  • 12 April - 24 May 2022 (no class on 3 May)


For students who failed the Academic Literacy Test the course is free of charge.