Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: I have not begun writing, and I do not know where to start. Can I get advice from a tutor if I haven’t written anything yet?


A1: Absolutely yes! Our tutors would be happy to help you brainstorm ideas for an assignment. When you come for the consultation session, bring the assignment instructions, along with any reading list, as well as any notes that you might have made in preparation for the assignment.

Q2: A professor said that I really need to work on language accuracy in my writing. However, I noticed that the SWCP does not proofread writers’ work. How can the SWCP help me?


A2: We do not proofread or edit writers’ work because this would make us co-authors. Nevertheless, we are happy to highlight language issues in your writing, and advise you on how to improve your language usage with the aim of you becoming a better proofreader of your own work.

Q3: Is the SWCP only for weak writers?


A3: No. Writers of all levels of ability write to be read, and SWCP tutors are keen to read and give feedback from a reader’s perspective on anyone’s writing.

Q4: How should I select a tutor?


A4: Read the tutor bios on the SWCP website to learn about our tutors. The website shows tutors from three different universities, but you can only sign up for a session with tutors at your own university. Tutors are trained to give feedback on writing from any discipline. If your writing is on an advanced disciplinary topic, you may want to choose a tutor from a disciplinary background similar to yours.

Q5: Are SWCP consultations free?


A5: Yes, the SWCP is completely free.

Q6: Who can I contact for enquiries?

HKU caesswcp@hku.hk
CityU ylyao3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk​
HKBU lcpeerwriting@hkbu.edu.hk
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