Writing Advice Service
ELCOS runs Writing Advice Sessions for international students on degree courses at the University. The purpose of these sessions is to help students improve their written English and become more independent learners. Students can have up to three hours of individual, consultation with an ELCOS tutor per semester. Students should bring to the session the written work they want help with and it would be helpful if they have some general ideas about the kind of help they need with that work (for example, with organisation, coherence, paragraph structure, grammar, referencing, etc.). Tutors will work with the student, make corrections, offer advice on how to make improvements in structure and form and enable the student recognise and be able to correct errors in the rest of the written work themselves.
How to book an hour session with a tutor during normal term-time:
The table below shows, in purple, the session times that are generally available.
First, choose a day and time (from those in purple) when you want to have a consultation.
Day 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00 12:00-13:00 13:00- 14:00 14:00-15:00 15:00-16:00 Mon DK Tues DB Wed DG DK Thurs DB DK Fri
Second, e-mail the ELCOS office on firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment for that day and time, giving your name, School, level of study (undergraduate, Masters or PhD student). An appointment will be made for that time and day if available or you will be offered some alternatives; you will also be given the name of the tutor and told where to meet him/her. (Usually Neuadd Rathbone on College Road).
ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.