Drop-In Sessions

Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

2 x 25-minute appointments available per academic week, booked on different days

The drop-in service provides free one-to-one support from an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutor and is available to all students enrolled at the University of Lincoln who speak English as a second language.

 

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

 

When booking, you’ll 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 englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • Your full name and student ID number
  •  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.
  • If instead, you want to bring written work to the session on the day, it should be printed on A4 paper. The same applies as above – highlight 1 x 500-word section to focus on in the appointment.   Please note, this is not a proof-reading service and not all errors will be corrected. Our teachers will help you understand errors you have made and show you how best to improve your writing.  

On the day of your appointment Arrive at the Student Support Centre (ground floor of the Minerva building) 5 minutes before your appointment is due to start. Tell reception staff that you have arrived for an ELC Drop-In appointment.

Book Your Appointment

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 email englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk with:

- Your full name and student ID number

- 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.

- If instead, you want to bring written work to the session on the day, it should be printed on A4 paper. The same applies as above - highlight 1 x 500-word section you want the teacher to focus on.

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

On the day of your appointment

Arrive at the Student Support Centre 5 minutes before your appointment is due to start.  Tell reception staff that you have arrived for an ELC Drop-In appointment.

Book Your Appointment

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 email englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk with:

- Your full name and student ID number

- 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.

- If instead, you want to bring work to the session on the day, printed the slides on A4 paper. The same applies as above – highlight a maximum of 15 slides to focus on in the appointment.

On the day of your appointment

Bring your personal laptop to your appointment.  Arrive at the Student Support Centre 5 minutes before your appointment is due to start.  Tell reception staff that you have arrived for an ELC Drop-In appointment.

Book an 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 email englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk with:

- Your full name and student ID number

- 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.

On the day of your appointment

Arrive at the Student Support Centre 5 minutes before your appointment is due to start.  Tell reception staff that you have arrived for an ELC Drop-In appointment.

Book an 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.

On the day of your appointment

Arrive at the Student Support Centre 5 minutes before your appointment is due to start.  Tell reception staff that you have arrived for an ELC Drop-In appointment.

Book an Appointment

 

Can’t see the English language issue you want to discuss above?  Please click the button below, book an appointment, select ‘Other’ and describe the issue in as much detail as possible.

Book an Appointment

Questions?

If you have questions about the drop-in service, please read our Drop-In Questions & Answers page.