Language and communication studies

Writing Clinic

Academic writing is demanding for everyone. Writing your thesis, dissertation, or journal article in English adds an extra challenge for all writers regardless of their language proficiency. We want to facilitate your writing process and help you improve as a writer.


Individual writing tutoring to help you learn how to plan, organise, write and revise academic papers whether short or long; consultations are generally 60 minutes long and arranged in Otaniemi at Otakaari 1 (Undergraduate Centre), or via Zoom/Teams.

Clients can use the service for a total of eight hours per academic year. Most Aalto degree students and some schools' faculty may use our service. See Who? below for more details.

We also provide help with simple and brief questions about writing via our mailbox or Facebook.

Please note that the Writing Clinic is not an editing or proofreading service. Our mission is to help you identify your own strengths and weaknesses as a writer and come alongside you to help develop your own writing skills and proficiency.

Booking occurs via our MyCourses site.


For most Aalto University degree students at the Aalto schools (ARTS, BIZ, CHEM, ELEC, ENG, and SCI) with some restrictions.
More specifically, users are: All Master's and doctoral students at all schools; Bachelor degree students of most schools, except for ARTS; and faculty members (i.e. post-doc, visiting researcher, associate professor, or professor) of most schools, except for SCI.


Mainly during the academic autumn and spring semesters.

Please note that individual consultants may offer times earlier and/or later than the dates indicated. If you've worked with one of them earlier, email them directly to ask if they might be available earlier or later.


Book via MyCourses

For further inquiries, contact[email protected] or Facebook

N.B. This service is unfortunately not available to visiting or exchange students at this university, but only Aalto degree students and faculty.

Recommended Links

For a regularly updated list of links for writing-related support, please go to the Writing Clinic's MyCourses site and the section for Materials: Recommended links (includes e-books) or Materials: Engineering Master's theses.

Please note that you will need to log into MyCourses and possibly enrol as a user of the Writing Clinic site.

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