SELCS Writing Lab

 News & Events

  • One-to-one tutorials return after Reading Week until the end of Term 2. Walk in or book via the SELCS Writing Lab Moodle.
  • One special week of tutorials available 13-17 January 2014. Bring in your Term 1 feedback for discussion with the Lab tutors! Details and booking on our Moodle.
  • One-to-one tutorials running Monday to Friday until the end of term 1. Walk-in hours from 12-1 and 5-6 each day. Half-hour appointments between 1 and 5 can be booked via the SELCS Writing Lab Moodle.
  • The SELCS Writing Lab ran workshops for new undergraduates in SELCS on 'How to Write a University Essay' during Induction Week.
  • The SELCS Writing Lab will be available to affiliate students in A&H, S&HS and SSEES in 2013-14.
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The SELCS Writing Lab tutors currently run ten workshops, which have been devised in response to the issues students most frequently discuss in one-to-one tutorials. 

The 2015 workshops are as follows:

  • NEW! Analysing Secondary Sources: Thinking Critically about the Evidence
  • NEW! Signposting: Guiding Your Reader
  • New! Social Skills: Writing in the Social Sciences
  • Planning and Structuring an Essay
  • Research for Academic Writing: Making the Most of Research Materials in Essays 
  • From the Beginning till the Very End: Writing Introductions & Conclusions
  • Quote/Unquote: When, How and Why to Cite Others in Your Essays
  • Precise, Concise & Varied: Polishing Your Writing
  • Demystifying Citation and Referencing
  • Polished to Perfection: Editing, Copyediting & Proofreading

For further information and booking (opens January 11), see the SELCS Writing Lab Moodle site.


Writing Forums for PhD students 

From February-March 2015, the SELCS Writing Lab will offer a series of four Writing Forums for PhD students in SELCS and CMII. The sessions will provide PhD students with an opportunity to discuss their work with peers, Writing Lab tutors and experienced Faculty members in an informal environment.

  • Wednesday 11 February, 5-7pm: Writing Up Your Thesis
  • Wednesday 4 March, 5-7pm: Writing Articles for Peer-review Journals
  • Wednesday 11 March, 5-7pm: Abstracts and Conference Papers
  • Wednesday 18 March, 5-7pm: Grant Proposals

Please check the website, Facebook (The Writing Lab at UCL) and Twitter (@SELCSwritinglab) for updates and annoucements about booking.