Writing Advisory Service

The Writing Advisory Service (WAS) is a facility provided by the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) to help improve the writing skills of both home and international students. These appointments are for fully registered, degree-level students at the University of Sheffield.

It is always helpful when producing some written work to try it out on a reader. WAS provides you with the opportunity to discuss your writing in a one-to-one situation for an hour at a time with a specialist writing tutor.

You can discuss any of the following areas of difficulty which you might be having with your writing:

  • logical organisation and linking of ideas
  • paragraph structure
  • sentence length and structure
  • grammar
  • punctuation and spelling
  • referencing both within the text and in a bibliography
  • vocabulary (but not too subject-specific)
  • register: formal vs. informal language
  • overall structure of an essay, report or thesis (in general rather than specific terms)

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