Answered By: Clare Stogden
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2019     Views: 259

Yes - it’s 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.

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