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Academic Writing and Study Skills

We provide support on topics including writing style and structure, presentations, time management, and more.

ASK do not offer a proofreading service but we are happy to discuss your work.

ASK Appointments

You can make an appointment to see an adviser if you have any questions about your writing or study skills. Appointments last 20 minutes and students can only book themselves one slot per day. All appointments take place in the ASK 1-2-1 room (Bann 019b) on the Ground Floor of the Library.

During Term 1, appointments will be available from 23 September - 13 December 2019, at the following times:

  • Mondays and Thursdays 10am - 7pm
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 5pm

Click here to access the ASK 1-2-1 booking page.

Outside of term-time, you can book an appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser by emailing us at ask@brunel.ac.uk

It's helpful to bring your work or any feedback you have been given. If you have problems making an appointment or would like an appointment outside of term-time please email us at ask@brunel.ac.uk

Written advice on writing style

Alternatively you may wish to send us a writing sample so we can provide feedback on style and structure of your writing. Please note that this is not a proofreading service but a way of helping you improve your writing.

Only one student writing sample is allowed per term, so if you need further help please make an appointment to see an adviser.

Writing Sample Submission Sheet

Please download and complete the form above and email it to ask@brunel.ac.uk

Writing and Learning Workshops

You can view download our timetable of Writing and Learning workshops here

Online Resources

We have a large number of resources on all topics in the Academic Skills (ASK) tab in Blackboard Learn. These include video tutorials, useful resources on the internet, quick guides and slides from our workshops.

We have created a series of short videos on academic writing which provide tips about planning, structuring and writing your assignments.

You can also access our interactive learning activities here:

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