The LDC offers an email tutorial service for students not on campus: Placement Year students, Foundation Degree students, part-time and Distance Learning students. The service is also useful if you are overseas, where you can receive academic support straight to your university inbox.
Please read through the guidance below before accessing the service. If you would like to discuss your work with an advisor, email us.
We can offer advice and guidance in areas such as: using an academic/critical writing style; writing reflectively; essay and report structure; paragraph and sentence structure; referencing and plagiarism.
Email Tutorial Guidance
In order to make your email tutorial as productive and effective as possible, ensure your email request is clear and focused.
Include as much information as necessary for us to respond to your request.
- Good example: I am not sure whether I have referenced my journal articles correctly. My department uses the Harvard referencing style.
- Bad Example: Please check my references.
We will not be able to read a complete essay or report during the time allocated to you. It is better to send us short sections, which we will be able to more realistically respond to.
At certain times, the email tutorial service may be very busy. Aim to allow plenty of time for us to read and respond to your request.
- Good example: Do you think my essay structure is clear and easy to follow? I have attached two pages from the main body of the essay for you to consider.
- Bad Example: Can you proofread my essay and make corrections? Can you get back to me later today; the essay has to be submitted tomorrow lunchtime? Thanks.
Points to remember