Mission

In support of Kadir Has University’s dedication to academic excellence, our mission is to provide the best in writing support to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and university staff. Writing is a process of discovery and learning, about both ourselves and the world around us, and we believe that achieving excellence in writing is the key not only to a successful career but also personal development. In achieving our own goals, the team at the Kadir Has University writing center holds to the principles of mutual respect, equality and academic rigor.

Policy

The Khas Writing Center cannot and will not:

  • Simply correct your mistakes and proofread your writing.

The Khas Writing Center can and will:

  • Help you improve your writing by pointing out where you are having grammatical difficulties, so that you learn how to find and correct your own mistakes;
  • Through one-on-one tutorials, help you build confidence with your knowledge of sentence-building, paragraph writing and essay organization;
  • Help you improve your understanding and usage of academic English; and,
  • Provide writing support for your CVs, applications and cover letters as you set out for studies abroad or prepare to launch your career.

Where are we:

The Writing Center is at the Cibali Campus, B Block, first floor, far right hand corner in room B 220.

Teoman has worked in some of the best universities and schools in Turkey and Britain teaching English, Academic English, Academic Writing and Creative Writing for nearly 20 years . He is also an experienced editor, translator and redactor, and an examiner for Cambridge University ESOL writing and speaking exams. Teoman completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Warwick, and received his RSA CELTA from Anglia College, Cambridge and Diploma in Online and Distance Education from the Open University, UK. He has also taken courses in Instructional Design at the University of Delaware, USA and Digital Film and Documentary Production at NYU, USA. He is currently studying at the Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK for an MA in Online and Distance Education.


N. Buket Cengiz completed her PhD, in the field of literary and cultural studies, at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She received her BA from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Letters, and her MA in American Culture and Literature from Kadir Has University. She has published columns and articles in various international and national journals including The Middle East (UK), Jazz Journal (UK), Film International (SE), Senses of Cinema (AU), Moving Arts Film Journal (USA), Virgül and Panorama Khas. Her translations from English and Russian of works by such writers as Edward Said and John Berger and poets such as Konstantin Simonov and Yevgeny Yevtushenko have been published in a variety of journals and newspapers, as well as her articles in refereed journals of Istanbul University and Marmara University. Buket published articles on culture for Radikal İki, the Sunday supplement of the newspaper Radikal, from 2003 until its closure in 2014. She has worked for Kadir Has University’s American Culture and Literature Department as well as the university’s English Language Unit. Since the fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year, she is a full-time tutor at the Writing Center and conducts research in the sphere of literary and cultural studies.