Answered By: Jake Parkins
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2020     Views: 4

***Please note: that the Writing Development Centre as of 17th March 2020, the University have made the decision to limit face to face contact within the University and there will be no face-to-face teaching for the remainder of the academic year. This affects our one to one provision, so we have moved all our tutorials online using Zoom, so that we can continue to support you. If you are unable to access our tutorial provision via this platform, please contact us at wdc@ncl.ac.uk to discuss alternatives.***

To request an online one-to-one tutorial, please visit the 'One to ones' page on the Writing Development Website. 

Yes, the Writing Development Centre is able to look at your work. It is most productive to discuss your questions about study in the context of what you’re studying and your individual approach to it. It’s difficult to talk generally about academic writing in the abstract as each subject, assignment and each individual writer will raise different issues. Depending on your query, it’s often helpful to bring some of your previous or current work with you. This might include an essay question, assignment instructions or marking criteria, drafts or plans of current work, typical reading material, past exam papers, or previous assignments with feedback. We can look at work at any stage –from sketchy notes and plans to near-finished drafts.

We can look at a sample of your work (including drafts and past work with feedback) to help identify skills you might need to develop, and to illustrate strategies which you can then put into practice.

Please note: We don’t read whole assignments in depth, and we don’t check or correct work. We can’t discuss assignments where the main focus of the subject and assessment is the writing itself, such as translation or creative writing.

Can you print my work out if I bring it on a data stick?

We can't print work for students. We're happy to look at your work on a laptop or tablet however.