The Writing Centre aims to assist students with academic writing at any stage of the writing process. Help first-year students transition to a university relevant to academic writing and post-graduate students with research projects and proposals.

How do we do this?

This service is offered at no cost by Writing Advisors, who are mainly postgraduate students (Masters & PhD), including part-time lecturers.

Services offered

  • Assist undergraduate students in learning how to write academically for their disciplines.
  • Supporting postgraduate students in learning how to write for research purposes.
  • Creating collaborations with staff to enhance academic writing in their modules and conducting writing workshops.
  • Structuring an essay or assignment, analysing questions and developing the structure of the assignment.
  • Developing a coherent argument and providing evidence to support an argument.
  • The use of relevant sources from literature, referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Supporting students’ projects of creative writing.
  • Assisting with the usage of appropriate writing style and tone of voice in writing.
  • Helping students with similarity reports using SafeAssign and Turnitin.

The Lexicon Project 

In 2016, the Centre for Innovation, Learning and Teaching (CILT) in collaboration with the various academic departments embarked on the Lexicon Development Project. The aim of the project is to enhance teaching and learning through development of discipline-specific lexicons in Sesotho language. This project follows a transformative approach and responds to a directive from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to develop African languages in higher education.

Civil Engineering and Biomedical Technology terminology lists were developed and translated into Sesotho, verified, authenticated and endorsed by the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB). CILT and the Sesotho National Language Body (SNLB) Technical Committee (TC) for Standardisation, Terminology and Lexicography recognises the important role played by the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences students during the verification of the Biomedical Technology terminologies In February/March 2022. In particular, the contribution made by, Thabang Sebobana and Phidiso Moloantoa during the verification and authentication working session held in Cape Town on 10 and 11 March 2022.

Where are we on the campuses?

Student Academic Support Centre (Bloemfontein Campus) | Room 025, Ground Floor

G&H Building (Welkom Campus) | Room H4

Consultation Hours

Monday to Friday | 08h00 - 16h30

Uploaded: 22 February 2023
Bloemfontein Campus Coordinator
  • Mkhize Thabang
  • Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3978
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Welkom Campus Coordinator
  • N Joannou
  • Tel: +27(0)57 910 3593
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