Drop-in Sessions

(Online) Drop-in Information:

The Drop-in Sessions are free to all students enrolled at the University of Lincoln for whom English is not their first language. They provide one-to-one support from an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutor, by email or video call, and are available Monday–Friday – 12:00-14:00 hours (12:00noon–2:00pm UK/GMT)

You can book up to 2 appointments per working week, these must be on different days, and only one of these can be an email session.

For example, in a week you can book either:
1x Email support, & 1x Video call
or
2x Video calls

 

Please read the Drop-in Guidelines for Students before you book, paying special attention to our absence and cancellation policies.

 

 

 

 


When booking, you will need to select one of the following services:

Examples of how an academic writing consultation can help you:

  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraph structure
  • Understanding grammatical errors
  • Writing with good academic style
  • Paraphrasing and summarising
  • Strategies to enable you to proofread your own work

  • What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

    • The date and time of your appointment
    • A copy of your work (attached as a Word document) and highlight 1 x 500-word section to focus on in the appointment
    • The task/assignment rubric/brief/guidelines

    • This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.


  • Please note, this is not a proof-reading service and not all errors will be corrected.
    Our tutors will help you understand errors you have made and show you how best to improve your writing.  

    Ask for a Dissertation Writing Support Session if you need help with:

  • Planning the different stages of your dissertation
  • Evaluating online sources
  • Strategies to enable you to proofread your own work

    What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • A copy of your dissertation (attached as a Word document). Highlight 1 x 500-word section you want the teacher to focus on
  • The task/assignment rubric/brief/guidelines.


  • This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.

    Please note, this is not a proof-reading service but we can show you how to improve your writing.

    An appointment for presentation preparation can help you:

  • Plan your presentation
  • Prepare notes for your presentation
  • Practise giving a presentation (pronunciation and fluency)

    What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • Your presentation (e.g. PowerPoint) and any notes you have made
  • Highlight a maximum of 15 slides to focus on in the appointment

    This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.

  • Request a Reading Skills Support Session if you require:

  • Help understanding English terminology in an academic article
  • Guessing the meaning of vocabulary from the context
  • Advice on how to use reading strategies such as skimming and scanning

    What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • A copy of the article/reading list you need help with (attached as a document). Highlight 1 x 500-word section you want the teacher to focus on.

    This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.

  • Choose a Speaking Practice Consultation for:

  • Help with specific pronunciation issues
  • Learning language for academic discussion
  • How to paraphrase and summarise spoken information
  • Neutralising your accent

    What you need to do:

    On the booking form, you will be asked ‘What do you want help with at your appointment?’ In this box, give as much detail as possible about the speaking support you require, providing specific words if possible.

    Examples:
  • ‘I need help with pronouncing the academic vocabulary used frequently in my seminars: ’juxtaposition, acknowledge, technique’.
  • ‘I need help pronouncing specific terminology for my subject: ‘conglomerate, globalisation’.

    This will help the teacher prepare for your appointment.

  • Unable to see the English language issue you want to discuss above?  Please click on the ‘Book Appointment’ button below, make an appointment, select ‘Other’ and describe the issue in as much detail as possible.


    Questions?
    If you have questions about the drop-in service, please see our Drop-In Questions & Answers page.
    Or contact us directly.