Drop-ins

Drop-ins is re-commencing in Week 1 Semester 2 (27 July 2020)

Learn from students who have been there. Visit a Peer Writer today!

  • The Peer Writing Service operates via our Wattle online chat room.
  • The chat room operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm throughout the semester. No appointment necessary. Just post your question the the chat room

Drop-ins are delivered by Peer Writers who are trained senior students. A Peer Writer will help you to go over your writing and provide guidance on how to make it clearer, more concise and structured in a way that supports your argument or key message.

Trained Peer Writers provide academic writing support and study skills advice to the diverse cohort of students from across the university. Peer Writers are selected for their excellent academic record, writing skills and leadership qualities.

If you are confused about assignment requirements, a Peer Writer can help you to break down the question and get started on your work.

Our Peer Writers are all senior students who have succeeded in their studies across a variety of disciplines.

    What to expect

    There is no need to make appointments for drop-ins, just join the Zoom meeting during the chat times. There may be a short wait depending on demand. 

    Drop ins are designed for relatively quick queries. Typical issues we can discuss are:

    • Analysing a question
    • Understanding the requirements for a report, critical review, annotated bibliography or some other type of assessment
    • Developing a plan for your essay, report, oral presentation or other type of assessment
    • Referencing questions
    • Preparing for exams
    • Time management techniques

    General guidelines

    Peer Writing team 2020

    Peer Writers are not able to give feedback on writing in the chat room. If you need detailed feedback, book in with a Writing Coach instead.

    Drop-ins are held in an open chat so we are unable to deal with confidential issues. For these issues, please book an appointment with a Writing Coach or Learning Adviser.

    Other points to note:

    • We cannot provide assistance with the actual academic content of your work or provide you with an estimate of a likely grade for your work.
    • We are not allowed to comment on take-home exams, although we can discuss how they may be different to coursework essay expectations