Drop-ins

Drop-ins are offered via Zoom during semester time

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

  • The Peer Writing Service operates via Zoom
  • You can prebook a 15 minute session via our Wattle online site.
  • Drop-ins operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 1pm throughout the semester.
  • There are also Study sessions each Tuesday from 11am-12pm, covering essential university study skills such as referencing and academic writing 

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. 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.

    What to expect

    There is no need to make appointments for drop-ins, but for your convenience, you can pre-book a 15 minute spot. 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

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    Peer Writers can give feedback on short pieces of writing. If you need detailed feedback, book in with a Writing Coach or Learning Adviser instead.

    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