Need some support with a challenging assignment? Our learning mentors might be able to help. The Write Now! writing mentor scheme is a three year project funded by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL).
Aston University Writing Mentors work in the Learning Development Centre. They are peers or graduates who work with students to develop their academic writing skills. Writing Mentors are appointed following an interview and initial selection task - they all receive training prior to working with students.
Writing Mentors will act as a supportive and friendly listener whilst you are working on a written assignment - helping you to develop your approach to academic writing and the way you convey information. All Writing Mentor sessions are confidential. A Writing Mentor may suggest that you seek advice from other Aston University staff, but will not discuss any issues without your consent.
Writing Mentors only have time to look at a specific area of your assignment. As such it is important to come prepared for your mentoring session – please see our page on preparing for a student Writing Mentor session.
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