ELLS is here to help all students with their academic writing assignments and English language skills. Writing an academic assignment can sometimes seem like a scary task, but we are here to help offer help and support with this.
We are able to help in three main ways.
Firstly, if you go to Oasisplus (Login using your Mdx number and password)
If you click on the ‘ English Language and Learning Support ‘ module, you will find a number of tutorials, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and discussion threads relating to important topics in academic writing such as:
· understanding the assignment question,
· planning and structuring your assignments
· using references correctly so as to avoid plagiarising
· academic style.
I strongly recommend that you take a bit of time to look at this module as it can give you many ideas about what is required in your assignments.
Another way I hope to help is by ‘talking’ to you all on the Discussion board called ‘Academic Writing’. from 23rd January to the 28th February ’09. You have the opportunity to post up any questions, comments, suggestions, frustrations or concerns that you have about academic writing.
I will pop in and respond to these.
Finally, you can also ask me for an E-mail tutorial. To have one of these, you can email me your written assignment, together with a list of your concerns. I will then spend 30 minutes going through your assignment, and will send you back comments. If you would like an e-tutorial, please remember that I need at least 5 working days to respond to your queries, and that I can only spend 30 minutes on it. So, if it is a long piece of work, you may want to suggest which sections you would like me to focus on. Please also note that I cannot proofread every word of your work – I will make general comments about structure or style, or what grammatical areas you need to work on.
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