Writing skills for foundation and first year students – March to May 2021
From Monday 15 March until Friday 26 March and from Monday 19 April until Monday 10 May, the CAELD team (Centre for Academic English Language Development) will be offering a series of online, one-to-one tutorials. These are being offered with a view to giving advice or help with your academic writing and speaking skills.
These are bookable sessions in which we can advise you on structure and organization, language, and academic style.
CAELD has a team of highly experienced English language tutors who can help you:
- Check the structure and organize your written work
- Check your use of clear language
- Check your use of appropriate language
- Check the level of criticality in your work
- Plan and deliver a presentation
How does it work?
If you have not used the service before, you will need to use Microsoft Teams and click on your Teams page. Join the group using the code ‘dpcyurk’. The booking form will be made available from Monday 1 March.
Only book one slot because spaces are limited. Provide your name, university email and student number.
A week before your tutorial, a tutor will contact you and ask what you want to discuss. If you want some help with written work, please send it to the tutor at least 3 days before the tutorial.
- We advise on aspects of style or structure, but are not subject specialist tutors, so we cannot advise on content.
- We focus on your draft rather than editing or correcting completed or submitted assignments.
- Whilst we can help you to improve for the next assignment, we cannot offer an opinion on marks given by tutors.
More study development services
We also offer a number of alternative study development services that are available for all levels of study.
- Writing Advisory Service – Get individual feedback on your written work throughout the year.
- Maths and stats support – Discover a diverse range of online resources, as well as offering drop-in sessions for one-to-one support.
- One-to-one academic writing sessions – Book a one-to-one session with a Royal Literary Fund Fellow writing tutor to focus on your writing skills.
Plus, there’s specific support for those with a disability, learning difficulty, health conditions or impairments that may affect your studies and wellbeing.