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About Studiosity

The University of Greenwich has teamed up with Studiosity to bring you an online service that can help you improve your academic writing skills. This is important for you because we think this may help improve your grades for written assessments.

Studiosity will allow you to upload almost complete drafts of your essays, reports and other written assessment types. The drafts are reviewed by experts in academic writing and detailed feedback, explaining how your work can be improved will be sent to you. You can expect to receive feedback within 24 hours (up to 72 hours at busy times).

What can Studiosity do?

What does the feedback cover?

Feedback will cover:

  • Spelling and grammar
  • Document structure
  • Use of language
  • Argument development
  • Referencing

Feedback is not subject specific. This means that design students (for example) will not get feedback on their design ideas and literature students will not get feedback on their literary criticism. The feedback is purely about the quality or your writing and covers the points listed above.

Who is providing the feedback?

Feedback is provided by online tutors. They may not be based in the UK, but they are based in locations around the world where British English is spoken. This means the service is available 24/7. The online tutors are not subject specialists, but they are experts is academic writing.

Connect Live

Studiosity also has a feature called 'Connect Live', which is a live chat service that connects you to  an advisor who can help with study skills specific to a particular discipline, leaving the subject matter expertise in the hands of your tutors.

The advisor can’t help you with your overall assignment, essay question, or formulas, but they can help with the basic principles of maths, chemistry, physics, business studies and other subjects, as well as giving you feedback on your academic writing. They can help unblock a quick problem or point you in the right direction back at the university for more help.

How do I find Studiosity?

Simple. Just go to your module page on Moodle and look for the link. It looks like this:

When you click the link, you will be taken to the homepage. Just choose a PIN, agree to the terms of use and continue to your account.

Important: make a note of your PIN because you'll need to enter it each time you use Studiosity. This is to help protect your privacy.

Once you've activated your account, you may find it easier to use the Studiosity app on your phone or tablet.

What's the catch?

There isn't one. However, there are a few limitations:

  • Each student may use the service up to 10 times during the 2019-20 academic year (you start the year with 10 Studiosity credits). That means you can get one feedback report on 10 different essays/reports, or you could get two or more feedback reports on one piece of work as you improve it, the choice is yours. If you're not sure how best to use your 10 Studiosity credits, ask your module tutor for advice but we recommend you keep some for end of year submissions.

  • Each draft essay/report submitted for feedback must be no more than 5,500 words. However, if your written assessment is longer than this, you can always split it. For example, a 10,000-word assessment could be uploaded in two halves, using two of your Studiosity credits.

  • During the pilot study, Studiosity is only available to students at levels 3 and 4. The only exception to this is that all students at the School of Design and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences have access to Studiosity.

Other than that, you're free to use Studiosity whenever and however you need it.

Need help?

This walkthrough video demonstrates how Studiosity is used by students and shows you an example of the kind of feedback you can expect. The Writing Feedback FAQ contains answers to frequent questions about the service.

There is also a lot of useful material available at the Studiosity YouTube Channel.

Who to contact

If you need advice about how to get the most from the service and how best to use your 10 credits, talk to your module tutor in the first instance.

If you're having a technical problem or your module tutor is unable to help, use the customer support chat feature but if that doesn't help, please contact your school Teaching and Learning Lead.

If you are a tutor and you need help making the link appear in Moodle, please contact itservicedesk@gre.ac.uk

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