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Academic Writing Service: 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 and comments on written work via email

  • 1-2-1 tutorials through Teams, Zoom or Skype


For advice or to send a draft for comment please write to:

Dagenham Jolyon Pike: 

Greenwich Graham Gargiulo:

Normal Service Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8.30 - 3.30pm on Fridays
If you would like written constructive comments and suggestions on an assignment draft, there is no need to arrange an appointment. 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 Tutor. In normal circumstances, the work can be reviewed and sent back with comments and suggestions within 48 hours.
If you wish to discuss a draft or any other matter via Teams or Zoom, please email to arrange an appointment.


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 offers a range of academic writing skills workshops throughout the year. Click the Inductions and Workshops tab at the top of the page for more details on workshops running in this block.


Live Chat


Click the Live Chat button and follow the prompts on your screen to chat with an Academic Writing Tutor, either by text, voice or video.

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