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How much guidance and feedback can I expect

You may email skills@cumbria.ac.uk with queries about library resources, referencing, and academic skills development.

You may also request feedback on 500 words of a draft written assignment. 

You can request feedback once per module - which might be via email feedback OR via an appointment. 

For dissertation/longer project modules we can look at 2 sections of up to 500 words.

When requesting feedback, please identify the 500 words section clearly.  Flag the areas of development you would like us to focus on, eg paragraphing, referencing, academic sources, structure, writing critically (etc).

To comply with academic regulations, library and academic advisors are unable to proofread or edit your work, or check through complete bibliographies or reference lists.  We will suggest tips and strategies to support your development, but we do not offer a proof reading service and feedback is for guidance only.  

In line with academic regulations, generally, library and academic advisors cannot look at the same assignment more than once.  If you are in resubmission, let us know.  

We can help you to understand grading criteria and tutor assessment feedback but we cannot suggest what grade an assignment might be worth.  We do not mark assignments.  Tutors make final grade decisions.

 

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