Language support

Last changed: 16 May 2017
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Working on a written assignment? It could be a lab report, essay or any kind of paper - support and feedback is always helpful. Or are you writing in English and feel a little insecure? Book a language support tutorial!

How does it work?

Together with the tutor, you select one or more sections of your text to discuss during the tutorial. The tutor will focus on structure, language and the writing process, and will not comment on subject-matter content.

You can also make an appointment at the beginning of an assignment, before you have a text to discuss. Perhaps you need to help to get started, or want to discuss outline and structure before you start writing?

We can help you with:

  • Getting started/overcoming writer's block
  • Finding the right register/style
  • Structure and outline
  • Sentence structure

How do I make an appointment?

Opening hours and how to book differ slightly depending on which campus you study:

Umeå

In Umeå you can book a tutor at the Academic Resource Centre in Umeå University

  • Send an e-mail to studieverkstad@umu.se to book an appointment and inform that you are a student from SLU. Make sure you contact us well in advance of a deadline, preferably when you begin to write your paper.
  • Be certain that you follow the writing instructions and advice that you have received from the department. Use the spelling and grammar check function in your word processing software.
  • E-mail your text so that we have it one day before the scheduled appointment at the Centre, or follow the agreement you have with your writing tutor. In your e-mail please include information about what type of text it is, which study program and term you are in, and what you feel you need help with.
  • Please do not forget to contact us if you have to cancel your appointment.

SLU-students in Umeå are also welcome to use the walk in-service and the open lectures arranged by the Academic Resource Centre.

Alnarp

In Alnarp you can book a tutor from Umeå. Follow the instructions under the meny for Umeå.

When you book the appointment, just tell that you are a student from SLU in Alnarp.

Uppsala

  • Email language-support@slu.se to book a tutorial.
  • Explain what you need help with, and if there is anything in particular about the assignment that you find difficult.
  • Describe the type of assignment and the subject field. It is also helpful if the tutor gets a copy of any instructions for the assignment. Email them together with your text, or bring them with you.
  • To prepare the tutorial in the best way possible, the tutor needs to see your text in advance. Agree with him/her when you need to send your text.
  • Please do not forget to contact us if you have to cancel your appointment.

Skinnskatteberg

Tutorials take place by web meeting with a tutor at SLU in Uppsala.
You can borrow headset and webcam at the service desk.

  • Email language-support@slu.se to book a tutorial.
  • Explain what you need help with, and if there is anything in particular about the assignment that you find difficult.
  • Describe the type of assignment and the subject field. It is also helpful if the tutor gets a copy of any instructions for the assignment. Email them together with your text, or bring them with you.
  • To prepare the tutorial in the best way possible, the tutor needs to see your text in advance. Agree with him/her when you need to send your text.
  • Please do not forget to contact us if you have to cancel your appointment.

Flyinge, Wången and Strömsholm

Tutorials take place by web meeting with a tutor at SLU in Uppsala.
You can borrow headset and webcam at the service desk.

  • Email language-support@slu.se to book a tutorial.
  • Explain what you need help with, and if there is anything in particular about the assignment that you find difficult.
  • Describe the type of assignment and the subject field. It is also helpful if the tutor gets a copy of any instructions for the assignment. Email them together with your text, or bring them with you.
  • To prepare the tutorial in the best way possible, the tutor needs to see your text in advance. Agree with him/her when you need to send your text.
  • Please do not forget to contact us if you have to cancel your appointment.
Facts:

Please note that the language tutors do not revise entire texts, proofread or approve/pass texts. The tutorial is intended as a 'help you help yourself'. If you need special support, for example because you have dyslexia or a neuropsychiatric disability, you can apply for special educational support.

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