When contacting the Language Workshop to make an appointment you should specify what it is you want help with, what type of assignment you are working on, and what subject you are studying.
In order to prepare for the meeting, the tutor will need your text at least 24 hours before the consultation. Please let us know there is anything you find especially difficult. Before visiting us,
- think about what it is you want help with, and if there are specific questions you would like to ask
- read through the instructions for the assignment (if possible, email them to your tutor beforehand or bring them to the meeting)
- email your text to your tutor no less than 24 hours before your meeting.
Good to know
Helping students help themselves
The tutorials offered by the Language Workshop provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their academic language skills. We will offer feedback on selected passages of texts and, using the advice given in the tutorial, students are expected to go on working on their texts on their own.
No text yet?
Students are welcome to visit the Language Workshop early in the writing process, before having started writing their texts if they need help getting started or planning their text, for example.
Suggesting other kinds of support
In some cases, we may suggest that students seek other kinds of support. We may offer advice on courses or books that could be useful, for example.
The Language Workshop never takes part in examinations
The Language Workshop never examines or grades texts. This is the responsibility of your university department. Our role is to offer students support in developing their academic language skills.
- getting started/writer’s block
- structure and disposition
- sentence structure