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).
Feedback will cover:
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.
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.
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.
Simple. Just go to your module page on Moodle and look for the link. It looks like this:
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.
There isn't one. However, there are a few limitations:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org