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Support for Academic Writing and Language

  • StudyHub

Questions about your studies?

Come along to the first floor of the Shepherd Library 12-2 any day in term time, to get your questions answered. There will be Student Learning Assistants, Librarians, Academic Writing and Literacy specialists and IT specialists available to help answer your questions.

We’ll be working face to face, offering drop in appointments of 15 minutes on a first come first served basis. Computers and screens will be available for you to share your work and discuss. We will be working at a distance to take precautions against COVID. Please bring your questions.

  • Tutorials from the Learning Enhancement Team

  • 30 minute one to one appointments
  • Online
  • Bookable in advance
  • Delivered by staff who work in your faculty

Service Limitations

Please let us know in advance if you need to cancel or re-schedule.

This is not a service to proofread or check your work.

If you want to learn to proofread your own work (it’s a great skill to develop), have a look at our resources and consider attending the workshop on Proofreading and Editing your work, available later in the term.

How to book

To book a one to one tutorial,  select your faculty from the list below to access the relevant calendar.

Business School
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
School of Health & Education
School of Law
School of Science & Technology

Access our online materials to help support your learning.

Contact: If you have any queries, get in touch at LET@mdx.ac.uk

For any additional help and information about studying online/at home, access the following: Studying from home – guides and useful information

  • Workshops for Academic Writing and Language

Our online workshops, open to any Middlesex student, are delivered every day 3-4 during term time.

Our workshops

  • run from October to March
  • are available to all
  • require Advance booking (please click the calendar on the right)
  • cover multiple topics (see below).

Workshop Topics

Look at the topics below. Which of these might help you address some of the gaps in your studies?

How to get a first
This workshop aims to put you on the path to getting yourself a top degree from Middlesex. It covers tips for both face-to-face and online learning.

Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
This workshop will help you understand exactly what plagiarism is, when and how to use references in your work, and how to use and understand Turnitin.  This workshop covers Harvard referencing.

Critical Thinking
This workshop shows you what “critical thinking” actually is, and provides tips on how to make your reading and writing more analytical.

Essay Writing
This popular workshop will show you how to plan and write a typical academic essay.

Report Writing
This workshop takes a step-by-step approach to report writing, and offers examples to guide you.

Reflective Writing
This workshop shows you what “reflective writing” is, why you’re asked to do it, and how to do it.

Writing a Literature Review
Most Postgraduate students, and many Undergraduate students too, will need to write a Literature Review – and writing one is a challenge for anybody! This workshop will introduce you to the art of writing a top quality Literature Review, including typical structures of a Literature Review and the language you will need to use.

How to give presentations
It can be hard to sound convincing when you speak in front of people. This workshop will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to give effective presentations. It will cover face-to-face, online synchronous and online asynchronous presentations.

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