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Peer Writer V1

Student Learning Development offers writing and language development support for students studying at the University of Otago through our services:

  • Peer Writers Peer writers are senior students trained to support 100 level students in their writing development .
  • Conversational English Informal conversational English classes led by student volunteers who facilitate an opportunity for EAL students to ask language and culture-related questions in a safe environment, as well as providing a chance to meet others trying to improve their English .
  • Language Mentors A conversational language programme in which you are partnered with a student or staff member to practice your English speaking skills.
  • Writing & Language workshops We run a wide range of workshops on academic writing, language and presentation skills.
  • Writing & Language resources We have a wide range of digital resources on academic writing, language and presentation skills.
  • Talk to our Student Learning staff Talk to a learning adviser to find strategies for your specific writing, language and presentation needs.

Other Useful Links

Comma Queen. A video series from New Yorker copy editor, Mary Norris. Brief, to the point and delightful – watch Mary's tips on grammar, syntax, vocabulary, spelling, usage, and punctuation.

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