Writing Center

The Writing Center for the Royal  Commission for Yanbu Colleges and Institutes is a learning and resource support center established with the fundamental aim of helping students and the Royal Commission community to explore their writing capabilities in different disciplines, and to enable them to write for different purposes, audiences and contexts with ease and confidence.

Like other Writing Centers around the world, it also aims at raising the literacy level of the host community, re-establishing, and nurturing the culture of reading and writing across the curriculum among the various members of the RCYCI. With the help of enthusiastic and dedicated teams across all campuses, the Center is committed to giving students the necessary support they need to excel academically and become better writers.

This is achieved through the creation of an academic community of practice where students, teachers, and the community at large work together in a framework of brainstorming sessions, one-to-one or peer tutoring, and workshops to assist one another in all forms of academic and professional writing.


The main objectives of the center include:

  • To develop “the aesthetic appreciation” of writing as a worthy and personally rewarding intellectual endeavor among students, faculty, and the community.
  • To establish and maintain Writing across the Curriculum programs that would address the needs of students, faculty, and the community
  • To assist students to learn how to identify their gaps in written communication, how to bridge these gaps themselves, and how to grow into lifelong learners
  • To help instructors become active participants in the Royal Commission community, both academically and socially.
  • To foster productive and lifelong learning discourses between students and their classroom tutors through writing, discussing the nature and representation of ideas, critically analyzing, and positing their voices in written texts.
  • To help students gain critical thinking and self-voicing in writing so as to promote the notions of individual authorial presence and autonomy of thoughts.