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Studiosity

What is Studiosity?

Studiosity is a free online external study help service for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at Waikato University, available 24/7 to provide guidance and feedback on your academic writing skills. You can submit a maximum of  ten submissions per trimester.

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How does Studiosity work?

Constructive writing feedback in less th​​an 24 hours.

Upload your written draft and an English subject specialist will send it back to you with comments, suggestions and encouragement for how you can improve your own work.

We all get ‘stuck’ sometimes, and working through these barriers is an essential part of learning. So if you need help in improving your writing, Studiosity is there for you. The Studiosity team provides tailored comments on grammar, spelling, structure, and readability to show you where to focus attention for improvement through their Writing Feedback services.

Subject Specialists from Studiosity offer constructive writing feedback in less than 24 hours. If you're working on an essay or assignment (or any piece of writing) and would like to get feedback on how to improve it, upload it to Studiosity any time of day or night, and a subject specialist will send it back to you in less than 24 hours with detailed feedback on how you can improve your writing.

How does Studiosity work?

When viewing your reviewed document, you can click on highlighted sections of text to see specific comments in the comments bar, or select all focus areas at once to see all comments in one place. If you want a good old-fashioned hard copy of your document, you can click on Download PDF or Print in the top right-hand-corner. This service does not check whether you have answered your assignment task. If you need assistance on study skills or how to interpret assignment instructions (or you would like to discuss another academic learning matter), please contact Student Learning.

How do I access Studiosity?

You can access Studiosity by logging in to Moodle. Then look under the 'Introduction' section of the papers you are enrolled in at the university.

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Click on the ‘Study help with Studiosity’ link and you’ll be taken to your account. You’ll need to create a 4-digit PIN.

Once you have opened Studiosity, here's information about what you do - Click on the icon to open the slides.Writing feedback

The page to submit your document looks like the image shown below.Download an assignment to Studiosity

You'll have just four simple and quick questions to fill out before hitting the 'Submit for review' button.

Please note you won't be able to submit your document until each field has a green 'tick' next to it. If you attempt to send it without this, the 'submit for review' button won't work.

How can Studiosity help me?

Studiosity can help you when you’re stuck, or need some guidance in the right direction. It can really help with increasing your confidence with your study and writing, too; 92% of students say they feel more confident after using Studiosity.

It’s all online, and on-demand so you can get support when and where it suits you.

A Waikato student shares her experience of Studiosity

Vietnamese student Dung from Waikato, on improved confidence from Studiosity on Vimeo.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1: How do I access Studiosity?

You can access Studiosity by logging in to Moodle. Then look under the 'Introduction' section of the papers you are enrolled in at the university.

Q2: Does the service deliver course content?

No. Studiosity's online subject specialist tutors will not teach you any course content specific to a paper. The help they can provide is with improving your academic literacy, writing structure, referencing, numeracy, core concepts, and facilitating independent, critical thinking. Please refer any questions about course content back to your lecturer or tutor or book a consultation with Student Learning.

Q3: Does Studiosity have a mobile app?

Yes, you can download the Studiosity app from the Google Play store (Android) or the App Store (iOS). To activate the app, log in to Studiosity via Moodle, as you normally would. In the Studiosity student dashboard, create a pin code. Enter your pin code into the mobile app and your account will be linked - then you're good to go!

Q4: Who do I contact if I have a question or problem?

If it is a technical problem, log a request with http://kuhukuhu.waikato.ac.nz or call ITS Service Desk on 07 838 4008 or extn 4008.

If it is a general question, email [email protected]

Q5: What if I don’t understand some of the comments given by the Studiosity subject specialist?

If there is any part of the feedback that you don't understand, you can connect instantly with a writing specialist who can look at the feedback and help you in real time, as well. There's a button to do so when you're viewing your feedback. Or you can book a consultation with Student Learning

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