Individual Appointments with Academic Skills
Individual appointments help you develop:
- Effective study skills: reading and note-taking, preparing for exams, time and task management.
- Communication skills: tutorial participation, seminar presentations, English pronunciation.
- Academic language & writing: vocabulary, grammar, style,structure, critical analysis and appropriate use of sources.
How many appointments can I have?
Appointments are usually 25 minutes. We normally limit you to four(4) appointments per semester and to one (1) appointment per week. If you book more, we may cancel your appointments.
How can I book an appointment?
Book and manage your appointments through the Stop 1 Booking System. You will receive a confirmation email when you have booked, and a reminder email before your appointment. The service is popular, so book your appointments early (i.e. more than a week in advance during busy times like the end of semester).
How do I cancel an appointment?
If you can no longer attend, please use the Stop 1 Booking System to cancel your appointment. If you miss an appointment without cancelling, it will be counted against your four appointments.
How can I get the most out of my individual tutorial?
Book an appointment that is at least a few days before your assignment is due. Academic Skills appointments are available two weeks in advance. If you are coming to ask about your writing, bring a double spaced, printed copy of your work and also the task instructions and assessment criteria. Be prepared to ask specific questions about your work. We do not act as an editing or proof-reading service. Rather, we identify areas of weakness, discuss these with you, and refer you to relevant resources, so you can continue to develop your academic skills.
Things we can’t help you with
We only work with matters directly related to your university studies. For example, we do not offer advice related to taking an IELTS test. We also cannot advise on take-home exam papers and on assessment related to ESL subjects offered by the School of Languages & Linguistics and the Hawthorn English Language Centre.
Where are appointments held?
Appointments are held at various rooms across the University. Use the Stop 1 Booking System to choose when your appointment will take place. If getting to Parkville for an appointment is difficult for you, we can arrange a Zoom appointment. Please contact us directly to find out more.