Writing Support

Many students feel that they would benefit from developing or enhancing their academic writing skills.

Depending on the individual needs of the student, a typical session might cover:

  • Understanding assignment questions
  • Structuring essays and reports
  • Writing effective paragraphs
  • Analytical writing
  • Academic writing convention and style
  • Drafting, reviewing and proofreading

In addition to academic writing skills, we can also offer guidance on:

  • Referencing and citation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Critical thinking

Depending on demand, priority may be given to undergraduate students and students with dyslexia and or other specific learning differences.

For more information or to make an appointment:

  • Study Support Contact Details

    Student Help Point, Level 3, Faculty of Health and Social Care
    Garthdee Campus

        t:   01224 263089
        e:  studyskills@rgu.ac.uk

“Excellent service which enabled me to critically analyse correctly, which improved my grades regarding essays. The tutor I saw was very helpful, supportive and knowledgeable - would definitely recommend this service to others.”

Student feedback - Study Skills (writing)

Study Skills Resources on CampusMoodle

The Study Skills and Access Unit has a range of online study support resources on CampusMoodle.


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