Online writing and study support

Teaching has gone online and so has academic writing and study support!

You can discuss your assignment with someone, search for resources, get feedback on a written draft, or find out more about writing different types of assignments. There's a range of online options available to all Macquarie students.

WriteWISE: Chat with a peer-writing leader online

WriteWISE Peer Writing Leaders and Learning Advisers are available to discuss your assignments or study issues with you. There is no need to make an appointment.

You can discuss questions about:

  • academic writing
  • referencing
  • study strategies

It’s helpful to have your assignment questions, unit guides and/or marked assignments ready before your chat session.

Chat sessions are run from Weeks 2 to 12 during teaching weeks:

  • Mondays to Thursdays, 11am to 5pm
  • Fridays, 11am to 4pm
  • Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm

Chat sessions are also run during mid-session break:

  • Mondays to Fridays, 12 pm to 3 pm

Consultations do not:

  • provide proofreading or ‘fix up’ assignments for you
  • give advice relating to course content
  • teach English or help students with IELTS preparation. The IELTS Test Centre and the English Language Centre (MUELC) offer test preparation services, courses and resources.

WriteWISE Leaders are senior Macquarie students who are here to help you with your academic writing. Please be mindful that the advice given during a consultation is to assist you in your learning and that the instructions by your tutors and lecturers take precedence.

To start chatting with a WriteWISE leader or a Learning Adviser, click on the chat button at the bottom of this page. We strongly recommend that you connect to the chat service using the Chrome browser.

Studiosity online consultations

Our partner Studiosity is an external 24/7 online writing and study assistance service to provide you with one-on-one academic study help through e-consultations.

Services

Studiosity offers two convenient services:

  • Writing feedback: upload a file for feedback on academic writing, including structure, grammar, referencing, punctuation and spelling; or
  • Connect live: chat one-on-one with a Studiosity tutor to receive assistance with subjects like English, Maths, Science and study skills. Please note that connect live sessions are a maximum of 20 minutes.

Access Studiosity

Studiosity is available to all MUIC, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. You can find links to Studiosity in the right-hand column of your iLearn units, in StudyWISE, and in the Academic Integrity Module.

Unfortunately, Studiosity is not available to HDR students. Expert writing advice for HDR students is provided by HDR Learning Skills.

Consultations

All students have access to 20 free consultations per year (10 sessions from January to June and 10 sessions from July to December).

Troubleshooting

If you are having issues accessing Studiosity, please log an OneHelp ticket.

Library: Finding and accessing sources

Visit the Macquarie University Library home page to search and access digital resources, or to chat online with a Librarian.