1:1 Writing Tutorials and Drop-Ins


Get personalised advice that addresses your needs through our Drop-In sessions and bookable 1:1 Writing Tutorials.

Summer Writing Tutorials (booking required)

Book a 30 minute session with an academic writing specialist. Our staff can advise you on an array of topics such as academic style, how to quote correctly, how to structure your work and organise your ideas as well as advising on general grammar, punctuation and word choice queries.

To get maximum benefit from the tutorial, please send a sample of your writing or a draft of your current assignment (up to 2,000 words) to cedas-tutorials@rhul.ac.uk 24 hours in advance of the session. It is VITAL that you also include details of the assignment task (e.g. the title, question or instructions you have received from your lecturers).

Please also note:

  • Tutorials are available to all undergraduates and taught postgraduate students free of charge with a limit of one tutorial per week and ten tutorials per calendar year.
  • You can choose to meet the tutor face-to-face or by Skype.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer tutorials to Postgraduate Research students; this includes Masters by research and PhD students.
  • Intended to be developmental in nature, our tutorial service isn’t set up to carry out proofreading or the correcting of grammatical or spelling mistakes. 

For a full list of what the service can and cannot help you with, please see this document.

How to book a 1:1 Tutorial

CLICK HERE and sign in using your Royal Holloway username and password. Then, at the top left of the page, click 'Book by Category' and select 'Writing Tutorials’.

Please note:

  • You can book up to 2 weeks in advance of each tutorial.
  • Bookings close 24 hours before each tutorial.
  • Please book only one tutorial at a time.
  • If you cannot attend, then delete your booking and email us at cedas@rhul.ac.uk to let us know.
  • Our 1:1 sessions will be held in the Shilling Building, 2-08 (2nd floor)