Academic writing is a skill that all students need to acquire. Some of you will already be fluent academic writers, but may need some pointers on LSE expectations and approach; others may enjoy writing generally but want some guidance on the 'conventions' of academic writing, especially if English is not your first language. Alongside the advice offered by your academic advisers and teachers, there are several sources of specialist guidance and information across the School.
Royal Literary Fund Fellows
Published authors James Owen and Shelley Silas are this year's Royal Literary Fund Fellows hosted in LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. They are available to help students, on a free, one-to-one basis, with any aspect of academic writing, from planning essay content and scope to structuring arguments and writing essays and dissertations in a clear, reader-friendly way.
To find out more, or book a session (with Shelley on a Tuesday or with James on a Thursday or Friday), call 020 7852 3627, email email@example.com or call into the Teaching and Learning Centre reception at KSW 5.07 (5th floor, 20 Kingsway).
The Royal Literary Fund website also includes a useful Essay Guide.
Qualitative study advice
Helen Green is the Teaching and Learning Centre's qualitative study adviser and is available to see students on a one-to-one basis on any aspect of study in the qualitative disciplines, such as managing reading lists, acting on feedback and contributing to class discussions. To book a session, call 020 7852 3627, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Teaching and Learning Centre reception at KSW 5.07 (5th floor, 20 Kingsway).
Undergraduates can make use of the LSE100 Writing Lab at any time during their undergraduate studies.
The Language Centre runs several English for Academic Purposes programmes for students and staff throughout the academic year.
School policy on editorial assistance
LSE published a Statement on editorial help for students' written work in July 2012 that outlines important guidance for students, supervisors and examiners.