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Academic Writing Service: Welcome

Welcome

 

Welcome to the Academic Writing Service

 

This service is part of Library and Learning Services at CU London and is dedicated to guiding and assisting students with academic writing and English language at university. Whether you are finding it difficult at the beginning of your course or need to develop and improve to achieve the grades you want in years 2 and 3, the service is here to help. 

 

The following types of individual assistance are available:

 

Advice by Email
Comments on a Draft
If you would like written constructive comments and suggestions on an assignment draft, please email the draft (from your university email account), along with the module code and an indication of particular points or problems you want advice on, to the relevant Academic Writing Developer at their email address below. In normal circumstances, the work can be reviewed and sent back with comments and suggestions within 48 hours.
Queries
You can also send queries on any academic writing matter by email, and can expect a prompt response.

Dagenham Campus Academic Writing Developer: Jolyon Pike:  academicwritingservice.cul@coventry.ac.uk 

Greenwich Campus Academic Writing Developer: Graham Gargiulo: awsgreenwich.cul@coventry.ac.uk

1-1 Appointments
If you wish to discuss a draft or any other matter, on campus or online via Teams, please book an appointment by going to https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AWSCULondon@live.coventry.ac.uk/bookings/ 
Alternatively you can email to arrange an appointment.

 

Normal Service Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8.30 - 3.30pm on Fridays

Students may have up to 3 full consultations, whether appointments or reviews of a draft, per assignment.

 

The academic writing tutor will:

•  listen to what you have to say about your writing and collaborate with you to provide guidance

•  aid you in finding a way to understand your assignment brief better, including how to write in particular genres

•  help you devise a plan to tackle your research

•  assist you in organising your ideas and developing them

•  analyse your writing to help you improve the way you structure and argue, and identify patterns of  grammatical error

•  offer strategies for revising and editing your assignment and developing your writing skills

The academic writing tutor will not:

  • do your assignment for you

  • proofread your assignment 

 

Academic Writing Skills Workshops

The service conducts academic writing skills workshops throughout the year. Sessions open to all students are advertised on the Online Workshops page of Libguides: https://libguides.coventry.ac.uk/workshops. Sessions are also run for particular course groups, as arranged with course tutors. Please feel free to request a workshop on any academic writing topic you feel your group would find of interest.

 

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