Academic Skills Centre

Getting writing support over the summer

Tue Aug 01 08:00:00 BST 2017

Develop your skills at Bath

We continue to offer free, confidential tutorials for postgraduate students working on their dissertations throughout the summer.

We would encourage you to book your tutorial as early as possible.

You can book a one-to-one tutorial with one of our writing experts, using our online booking system.

If you are a PhD student, then please email us to arrange a tutorial.

If you are a distance learner or a student on placement, we are able to offer you a Skype tutorial. Book your Skype tutorial using our online booking system and state in the last box of the form, about additional requirements, that you need a Skype tutorial.

Each tutorial will last 50 minutes and you will be able to use this time to discuss a piece of your writing. To make the most of your tutorial, you may find it helpful to:

  • think in advance what you would like to discuss with your tutor
  • upload your work onto Moodle by 12.00pm at the latest, at least TWO working days before your tutorial booking. An unfinished draft can be uploaded. In the absence of a draft, guiding questions for the tutor can be uploaded. If neither are received by midday, at least two working days before the tutorial time, the tutorial will be automatically cancelled
  • check your assignment deadlines so that you allow sufficient time to review and redraft your writing
  • bring along any additional information about your assignment including marking criteria and/or any feedback you have already received.

To help us to develop the academic writing support we offer, we would welcome your feedback (e.g. the type of support, the timing of it, or the tutor advice received).

Contact us for further information