Writing & Oral Presentation Consultations

 

The WCH provides one-to-one consultations for students at every stage of their assignment preparation process (from gathering ideas to revising a draft), and offers help with any aspect of their writing and oral presentations (from specific assignments to general writing and communication skills). The WCH is staffed by experienced and qualified CELC lecturers who provide writing and oral presentation tutoring services at no charge to the student. The WCH provides one-to-one consultations for students at every stage of their assignment preparation process (from gathering ideas to revising a draft), and offers help with any aspect of their writing and oral presentations (from specific assignments to general writing and communication skills).

 

What to expect from the WCH writing/ oral presentation consultation:
- Tutors do not proofread nor edit papers, slides or oral presentation scripts. They work with you on higher-order concerns to

  increase the quality of the work as   a whole.
- You help set the agenda for the conference.The consultant needs to know what you are trying to accomplish, what you have   trouble with, etc.
- You will think, write and talk about how you write OR talk about how you make an oral presentation. You will also discuss the

  writing/ oral presentation process in general.
- Our aim is two-fold: to help you with your concerns about the paper/ oral presentation at hand and to suggest to you

  something new about the craft of writing/ preparation.

 

How to prepare for the WCH writing consultation:
- Bring two copies of your paper if you are working on a draft, one for you and one for the consultant.
- Bring the assignment sheet if you are working on a particular course assignment. This will help the tutor provide good   feedback.
- Bring a copy of your instructor’s comments if you want to discuss how to include feedback you have already received on the   assignment.
- If you have notes, previous writing, a particular text, and/or research materials related to your draft, bring them to the

  appointment.

 

How to prepare for the WCH oral presentation consultation:

- Bring a soft copy of your slides if you already have them.

- Bring the assignment sheet if you are working on a particular course assignment. This will help the tutor provide good

  feedback.

- Bring a copy of your instructor’s comments if you want to discuss how to include feedback you have already received on the

  assignment.

- If you have notes and/or research materials related to your oral presentation, bring them to the appointment.

 

Online Consultations (Pilot)

  1. Slots are listed under Online tab (coming soon) in the booking system. Please refer to the table below for slots which will be available online.
  2. Students should have Zoom installed prior to appointment slot. They should test if Zoom works by doing a test call - https://zoom.us/test.
  3. On day of booking, students should be able to access WCH001 LumiNUS page to upload document to share.
  4. At time of appointment, please go  to LumiNUS > Conference, and click on YourName_Date_Time
Information on how students the online conferencing works can be inferred from here.

Please note:

  1. Please refer to the table below to know which slots are for face-to-face consultations and online.
  2. When booking a double slot, please do so within the hour (i.e. 4-4:30 and 4:30-5, and NOT 3:30-4, and 4-4:30). This is to avoid getting different tutors.
  3. Group consultations must book a double slot, i.e. 2 half-hour slots, also within the hour.

 

Writing Hub - Location and Hours

 

27 January 2020 – 16 April 2020 (Week 3 – 13)

 

Day Start Time End Time Venue Weeks
Monday 10:00 12:00

Online

Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
13:00 15:00 SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 12
6 April 2020
15:00 17:00 SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
Tuesday 13:00 15:00 SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
15:00 17:00

SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub

Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
15:00 16:00 U Town
PC Commons Meeting Room 6
Week 3 to Week 12
27 January 2020 – 9 April 2020
Wednesday 11:00 13:00

SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub

Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
14:00 16:00 SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
Thursday 10:00 12:00

SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub

Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
15:00 17:00 U Town
PC Commons Meeting Room 6
Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
15:00 17:00 Online Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020
Friday 13:00 17:00 SELF @ CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 5 to Week 12
17 February 2020 – 9 April 2020

 

Book Now!

Please call 65163865 to access the building if your appointment is at CELC!

 

 

Conversation Sessions

The WCH also holds conversation classes for students who want to practise casual, English-language conversation in a friendly and supportive environment. In the first half of the semester, enhance your general conversation skills, such as agreeing/disagreeing, turn-taking, and picking up conversational threads. In the second half of the semester, learn specific skills, such as questioning, building on and challenging ideas and opinions, for academic conversations for tutorials, seminars and conferences. 

 

What to expect from the conversation class:
- Informal, English-language conversation in a supportive environment.
- Conversation on a variety of interesting topics guided by our tutors.
- Tips and feedback on a range of general and academic conversation skills
- Conversation sessions that are 1 hour long.
- Between two and five students in a class. Make new friends, or bring your own!

 

 

Conversation Hub - Location and Hours

 

14 January 2020 – 12 March 2020(Week 1 – 8)

 

Day Start Time End Time Venue Weeks
Monday 13:00 14:00 U Town
PC Commons Meeting Room 6

Week 1 to Week 8
14 January 2020 – 12 March 2020

15:00 16:00 U Town
PC Commons Meeting Room 6
Week 3 to Week 12
27 January 2020 – 9 April 2020
Wednesday 13:00 14:00 CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 5 to Week 9
17 February 2020 – 20 March 2020
16:00 17:00 CELC
Writing Communications Hub
Week 5 to Week 9
17 February 2020 – 20 March 2020
Thursday 13:00 14:00 U Town
PC Commons Meeting Room 6

Week 1 to Week 8
14 January 2020 – 12 March 2020

 

Book Now!

Please call 65163865 to access the building if your appointment is at CELC!

 

 

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