Academic Writing Lab
Who We Are
We are a group of experienced and trained college writers on a mission to help unleash the writer within you! The Academic Writing Lab (AWL) hires its tutors after a rigorous selection process and the selected tutors are trained intensively. Over time, we have developed strategies that enable us to deal with students with a wide range of writing abilities. It does not matter who you are, or which major you are pursuing, we are here to provide you with honest and sincere feedback in an amicable and low-pressure environment.
What We Do
The purpose of the Academic Writing Lab is simple:
Assisting students to write coherently, logically and efficiently and empowering them to do so in the future on their own.
The AWL is a service provided by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences to cater to the needs of the growing student population at LUMS in order to reinforce college writing skills throughout the academic career and improve the quality of assignments as well as ensure that students are equipped for research writing in higher-level courses. The Writing Tutors aim to assist you with anything related to the college writing process. So whether you are fretting about the structure and coherence of your argument or battling a particularly severe bout of writer’s block, we at the AWL are waiting for you! All you need to do is relax, and bring your rough drafts or outlines and we shall assist you through your task.
The AWL has successfully worked with students (especially freshmen) in the following areas:
- selection of research topics
- crafting effective thesis statements
- logical argumentative and persuasive techniques
- essay structure and organisation
- common grammatical errors
- selection of appropriate language and tone
- citation styles and avoiding plagiarism
However, this is not to say that the AWL is meant only for beginning academic writers. The Lab also offers crucial services of critical review to more senior students in an attempt to help them streamline their thought processes, guide them to formulate and present their ideas logically and enjoy access to an intelligent and responsive audience.
Feel free to walk in with your ideas, outlines or drafts!
Room S3, alongside A 7 (Second floor, Academic Block - PDC side)
Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Events at the AWL
The AWL Open House:
“Eat a Book - Read a Cupcake ... Avoid Mistakes!”
- MLA Referencing in 60 Minutes
- Eliminating Common Grammatical Errors
- Lets Argue! ... but Logically...
Dr. Aamna Khalid
We do not edit papers; we equip students with the tools to do the job themselves.