University Of Bristol Writing Fellows

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University Of Bristol Writing Fellows

Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows

Knowledge goes further if it’s well expressed

  • Do you struggle to put your thoughts down on paper?
  • Do you write well but feel there’s room for improvement?
  • Would you like help in approaching the writing process, from taking notes to compiling drafts and preparing your work for submission?

The Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows in the Arts Faculty are available for confidential, one-to-one, consultations to advise you on how to improve your written work, whether planning and structuring your argument, writing clear and compelling prose, or editing, proof-reading and presenting the final version.

This is not about remedial English or support for non-native speakers. Even the most fluent writers – undergraduate and postgraduate – can benefit from advice on their writing, and an appointment with a Writing Fellow is intended for anyone who wants to be able to put across their ideas and arguments as effectively and persuasively as possible. Your work will not be marked, or discussed with any members of staff. This is simply an opportunity to get expert help with your writing, be it an essay, dissertation, thesis, or report.

The Writing Fellows can help you with the following

  • help students approach the essay writing process from note-taking to drafting and presenting work
  • help students to identify patterns of strength and weakness in their own writing
  • focus on strategies for long-term improvement
  • help students develop more control over their writing
  • provide motivation, inspiration and encouragement.

The Writing Fellows will look at work and offer guidance on

  • how to make best use of grammar and punctuation
  • how to use sentence construction to convey ideas clearly and elegantly
  • how to develop an engaging and readable writing style
  • how to structure a piece of writing to ensure that it is clear and coherent.

The Writing Fellows will not

  • proof-read students’ work or edit students’ work
  • comment on marks already awarded, the overall quality of the work, or possible outcomes in assessment
  • provide a “quick fix” for work that is poorly prepared
  • comment on the subject content of the work.