Staying on top of your study

The Learning Centre

The Learning Centre assists students to develop the generic skills, which are necessary for learning and communicating knowledge and ideas at university. The Centre is committed to helping students to achieve their academic potential throughout their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Programs available at The Learning Centre include workshops in Academic Reading and Writing, Oral communications Skills, Postgraduate Research Skills, Honours, masters Coursework Program, Studying at University, and Workshops for English Language and Learning (W.E.L.L).

Further information about The Learning Centre can be found on their website.

Online Resources for Academic Writing

The Write Site provides online support to help you develop your academic and professional writing skills. All University of Sydney staff and students who have a Unikey can access the WriteSite.

Clearer Writing is for students who want to do well in written assignments at university. 'It is not enough to have good ideas and well-researched information, your ideas must be written clearly'. This site is designed to help students who have problems in organising their ideas and writing coherent, logical sentences and paragraphs.

Academic Writing Program

The University of Sydney is committed to supporting students in achieving a high level of skill in using English effectively and clearly in both oral and written contexts. Persuasive communication in English is a fundamental requirement in a successful course of study at the University and careers beyond.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has units at both an Undergraduate and Postgraduate level that focus on writing across the curriculum or, more specifically, writing in the disciplines, making them relevant for all university students.

To find out more visit Arts Teaching and Learning Network

University Library

Make sure you check out the free, online tutorials in library skills.

There's one designed especially for students studying in the Arts and Social Sciences.

Don't forget, your Faculty Liaison Librarians are a great source of help and they have created specific library subject guides which may be of great assistance.