Academic Advice in Social Sciences
Students in Social Sciences can make an appointment or come to a class with the Effective Learning Adviser for the College (or her Graduate Teaching Assistants) to talk about anything related to their academic work. Common topics include:
- academic writing (essays, dissertations, research proposals)
- engagement with literature, referencing and using/critiquing sources
- time and project management
- effective, evidence-based study and revision methods
Our classes currently take two complementary forms: a Core Class and a Spotlight Session. The Core Class introduces all the key aspects of the week’s topic, while the Spotlight Session provides space for a more in-depth focus on a specific aspect of the week’s topic.
We can advise you on current unmarked work, including helping you in how you:
- interpret the question
- think about your argument
- plan your essay
- research and use your sources
- write and edit your work
We can advise you within the context of your subject, but are unable to advise on specific content. Similarly, we encourage your ability to edit and assess your work and, therefore, cannot offer proof reading.
We can also advise you on past assignments, and their feedback, to help you to use that feedback to improve your writing.
Undergraduate and PGT students can make an appointment with one of the advising team (GUID required). The booking diary shows appointments available in the next 21 days only.
All available appointments will be online.
Classes take place on Zoom and you can attend via the relevant link for each session. You can come to as many or as few classes as you wish, and there is no need to register in advance.
- 2021-22 Semester 1 Class Timetable - Arts and Social Sciences
- Class Moodle pages (with class slides, videos, and extra information)
To access class content, you can enrol yourself onto the relevant course – there is no password for self-enrolment. The lecture component of each class will be recorded and made available via Moodle shortly after each session.
Dr Elina Koristashevskaya
Elina joined LEADS in 2017. Her research background is in English Language & Linguistics, English Literature, and Politics. Her PhD is in English Language, with a focus on computer-assisted semantic annotation of corpora.
Elina currently lectures on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the College of Social Sciences. To find out what teaching she can offer on your course, email her or call her in her office.