Booking a One-one appointment with the LDC
You can develop your learning through working one-one with LDC Teaching Fellows or a student mentor. Attending a one-one appointment can help you improve your study skills, prepare for an upcoming assignment and improve exam strategies. Areas you might want to discuss include:
- Academic writing
- Critical reading and thinking skills
- Planning, drafting and editing assignments
- Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
- Strategies for improving proofreading skills
- Improving revision and/or exam strategies
- Any other academic related issues.
Each appointment is confidential and usually lasts for 30 minutes (one hour with a student mentor). Availability is limited so you need to book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (0121 204 3040). For maths appointments email email@example.com. If maths appointments are full, remember you can visit the maths drop-in service.
If you are not studying on campus you can arrange a Skype appointment or email tutorial. Please contact the centre for more information (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0121 204 3040).
Preparing for a one-one appointment
To help you prepare for a one-one writing/study skills appointment, you can read our guidance before you arrive - Preparing for a writing and study skills appointment.
The same applies when preparing for a maths appointment – please read How to prepare for a maths appointment.
Each term we run a programme of workshops delivered by experienced study skills tutors and student mentors. These sessions focus on different academic skills areas, including:
- Reading and note-taking strategies
- Planning and writing essays, reports and dissertations.
- Presentation skills
- Revision tips and preparing for exams.
Workshop sessions involve a combination of group discussions, tutor presentations and small-group activities - they are FREE and available to all Aston students. Visit the LDC BlackBoard module to find details of the workshop timetable and check out our LDC Workshops - Frequently Asked Questions to help you get the most out of the session.