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Writing

Help and support

Additional help is available to help you further develop your writing skills.

  • You can attend a Learning Centre workshop.
  • Look at the Learning Centre’s online resources.
  • Ask Learning Centre staff if you can do a short writing test for a ‘diagnosis’ of your writing. Alternatively, ask for an appointment to show Learning Centre staff one of your essays, preferably with your marker’s feedback. Note that we can’t help you proofread or edit a draft.
  • Ask your lecturer or tutor for feedback on your assignment draft. This allows you to make improvements before handing it in. Some markers will give feedback on a draft and some won’t.
  • During consultation hours for your lecturer or tutor, ask them for more feedback on your marked essay.
  • Ask your lecturer or department if there are any examples of good essays to see what you are aiming for.
  • Discuss your essay ideas, markers’ feedback and your writing process with other students.

Online resources

  • The University Library has online resources as well as face-to-face classes.
  • Write site provides online support to help you develop your academic and professional writing skills. There are modules on grammar, using sources and structuring assignments.
  • The Sydney Law School provides a legal writing resource.
  • WRiSE (Writing a Report in Science and Engineering) is an online learning environment designed to help you develop and improve your report writing skills in science and engineering.
  • The School of Psychology provides a guide for writing reports and essays in psychology.
  • Clearer writing is an online interactive course to improve the clarity of your writing, with a particular focus on well-structured and coherent paragraphs.
  • iWrite site contains interactive tutorials to help engineering students to improve their assignment writing across the undergraduate years. It is especially useful for students writing their third or fourth year thesis or project report.

Learning Centre (Camperdown Campus)

Address
  • Room 722, Level 7, Education Building, Camperdown Campus
Opening hours
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Learning Centre (Cumberland Campus)

Address
  • Ground Floor, Building A, Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe
Open
by appointment
Last updated: 03 October 2018

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