Writing Philosophy Essays: Seeking Advice
(a) Tutors and Lecturers
Philosophy staff are not there just to be listened to by you; they are also there to listen to you. So don't hesitate to contact your tutor or lecturer to discuss questions or problems you have concerning your work.
If you have a legitimate excuse, you may be granted an extension on the due date for your essay by the lecturer in charge. Application forms for extensions are available in the Philosophy Office. Similarly, special consideration may also be granted when illness or other circumstances adversely affect your work. Applications for special consideration are made to the Faculty of Arts.
(b) Student Counselling
Some personal or non-philosophical academic difficulties you might have you might want to discuss with someone other than your tutor or lecturer. Student Counselling Service is there for you to discuss all sorts of problems you might encounter. Please consult your student diary for details on the counselling service.
(c) English language assistance
As noted above, good philosophical writing requires a good grasp of the language in which it is written. If you are from a non-English speaking background and are having difficulties with your English expression in an academic context, you might like to make use of the services provided by the University's Academic Skills Unit Services for Students. Many native English speakers, too, can benefit from short "refresher" courses and workshops run by the Centre. Please consult your student diary for details about this service.