The writing service provides any NYU in London student with one-to-one writing related assistance. Emma Sweeney, the writing tutor at NYU in London, offers one-to-one tutorials open to all students. Many students find that the courses in London involve rigorous writing requirements. These tutorials provide support with research, study, and writing skills. Students should feel free to ask for a critique of any piece of work: academic, creative, or professional.
PLEASE NOTE that if you require support for English as a Foreign Language, you should see out English for Academic Purposes tutors, Ben East and Nicky Wilcox. Tutorials with the EAP should be booked online: http://rich75.com/nyu - please ensure you select the EAP (English Language Support) schedule. We will allow some students access to both these writing services only in exceptional circumstances.
Making an Appointment with Emma Sweeney
All writing service sessions are approximately 40-45 minutes long. Try to schedule you appointment in advance of the due date for your paper so that you will have ample time to revise after the session.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please book online at http://rich75.com/nyu. You may schedule one appointment per week. You can book a tutorial up to two weeks in advance.
If there isn't an available convenient appointment, please use the online booking system's waiting list. The system will automatically send you an email when an appointment becomes available.
All NYU in London students are eligible for walk-in sessions, even those who have already had an appointment. To find out whether a walk-in sessions is available, please come to the Writing Tutor's office (Room 103A, 4-5 Bedford Square) during her office hours.
The writing tutor's office hours are subject to revision. The dates and times for Spring 2013 are as follows;
10am - 1pm
If your class schedule conflicts with the writing tutorials
If you have class during all the Writing Tutor's office house, please email Luke Harper (luke.Harper@nyu.ac.uk) at least one week ahead of time to arrange a mutually convenient alternative appointment.
Getting the Most Out of Your Appointment
How to Prepare for Your Session
• If you are working on a draft, bring two copies of it, one for you and one for the writing tutor.
• If your writing concern is related to a particular assignment, bring the assignment instructions.
• If you want to discuss feedback you have received from a teacher, bring a copy of the comments.
• If you have notes, previous writing, a particular text, and/or research materials related to your draft, bring those items to the session. Prior to the session, reread your draft and your assignment to determine what particular question, concern, or issue you would like to take up during the session.
What You Can Expect
I’ll ask for your input at the start of every session. This gives you a chance to help set the agenda for the session. During your session, you will think, write, and talk about the writing that is on the page and the writing that isn’t yet there. I will prompt you to think actively, to compose new writing, and to discuss your thoughts about your paper and your writing process.
I will treat you with respect and respond fully to your concerns. At the same time, because I am just as interested in your long-term development as I am in your paper, I may ask you to try out a new strategy. My aim is two-fold: to help you with your concerns about the paper at hand and to suggest to you something new about the craft of writing, both of which you can take with you.
My Bottom Line
I am a writing consultant, not a proof-reader, editor, ghost writer, or grader of your paper.
1. You should not expect me to read through your paper and fix it. I will not correct your paper for you. I will make suggestions about style as I come to understand your meaning. In cases where I think sentence structure needs review, I will address specific rules with you.
2. I will not tell you what your idea is or how to read a particular piece of evidence. I will prompt you to rethink and complicate your idea, and I will help you to develop ways to clarify, deepen, and refine your readings of evidence.
3. I will not assess the validity of a grade you have received. Students who use the writing service should be reasonably fluent in English. If I determine that your fluency falls below my level of expertise, I may direct you to a more appropriate source for further assistance.
My Attendance and Cancellation Policies
Because the writing service is often busy, I have strict attendance and cancellation policies.
If you miss more than one scheduled appointment but forget to cancel it, you will not be allowed to visit the Writing Tutor again during the semester.
If you are more than ten minutes late for your appointment, you will lose your session to a student on the waiting list.