Writing Coaches

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Having trouble with academic writing? Get help from the writing coaches!

These specially trained writing coaches will provide students with targeted feedback during one-to-one sessions. Our writing coaches can help students better identify the areas in their writing that need improvement as well as learn the key techniques involved in different parts of the writing process.

1. Guidelines for Students Requesting Writing Coaches

The SUSS Writing Coaches Programme aims to provide all SUSS students with individualised one-to-one coaching on academic writing. Our coaches are trained in TESOL/English language teaching.

Coaching will cover the following aspects:

  • Understanding assignment instructions
  • Understanding expectations of academic writing such as the style, tone, organization and language appropriate for academic audiences and purpose
  • Using sources, citations, quotations and paraphrases
  • Going through previously marked assignments to better understand the areas in which improvement is needed
  • Providing one-time feedback for improvement on a portion of a draft of an assignment to be submitted (i.e., not more than 10% of the total word count of the assignment and the coaches will not provide further feedback on the draft after the consultation)
  • Techniques involved in different parts of the writing process and for improving the style, tone, organisation, cohesion, coherence, grammar and mechanics
  • Upholding high standards of academic integrity

For the coaching session to be productive, you need to upload assignment instructions, previously marked assignments or a small portion of a draft for a new assignment before the session. You are reminded to come prepared. If you attend without any uploaded materials, you may be allocated some time during the session to write for a practice question.

Writing coaches will NOT

  • write the assignments for the students
  • proofread or copyedit the drafts of assignments to be submitted
  • cover the coaching of TMAs in SDE101, SDE102 and SDE105

Note: The coaching session only covers linguistics/writing aspects in the English Language and will not cover subject matter in specific disciplines. The submissions from students are only for the particular session the students have booked with the writing coaches.

2. Writing Coaches Schedule

Note: All appointments are e-Coaching slots only.

3.30pm - 4.30pm4.30pm - 5.30pm5.30pm - 6.30pm6.30pm - 7.30pm7.30pm - 8.30pm8.30pm - 9.30pm9.30pm - 10.30pm
MonCoach CCoach CCoach C    
Tue   Coach ECoach ECoach E 
Wed   Coach DCoach DCoach D 
Thu Coach H   Coach HCoach H
FriCoach ECoach ECoach ECoach ECoach ECoach E 

* Every student can make a maximum of 2 bookings (one hour each) at any one time.

** The coaching/consultation period is from 14 Aug 2023 to 03 Nov 2023. All coaching will be conducted online until further notice. Availability of slots can be accessed from the "Book Now" button below. Coaching/consultation is not available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (including the eve of Chinese New Year).

*** You are highly encouraged to make cancellations at least a day prior to the booking/ appointment, as last-minute cancellations would deprive other students of a chance to take that slot.

[Please read before booking]

  • No-shows or last-minute cancellations will be recorded. Repeated occurrence might result in your ineligibility to book writing coaches for one semester.
  • Reminder emails will be sent by your writing coaching a few days prior to the appointment. Please remember to respond and/or to upload your document, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

Book Now

If you encounter issues with the Book Now button, please visit: https://suss-ciel.libcal.com/appointments/


3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, the coaching is for previously marked assignments or for a portion of the draft of an assignment.
You are encouraged to upload documents (e.g., assignment instructions, a previously marked assignment, a portion of a draft which is not more than 10% of the total word count of the assignment) when you book a slot.
No submission will be required at the end of the session. However, you will need to complete a short feedback form after the session.
Each session can only accommodate one student. Your friends should sign up for separate sessions.
No, it is not compulsory. The WC programme offers students one-to-one writing coaching. For other writing workshops conducted by Core Learning, please click here.

Reservation of time-slot and attendance

Please email the coach in advance whenever possible. If you are more than 5 minutes late, your appointment might be cancelled.
You will find a link to cancel your appointment inside the confirmation email that was sent to you.

Please send the coach your documents

You should upload the documents at the point of booking. If you did not do so, please email the coach directly. The coach's email is included in your booking confirmation.

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Contact Us

You can contact us at cl_epsupport@suss.edu.sg if you have any queries.

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