Different styles of writing require different skills. If you need help with your writing skills, you are in the right place. On this page, you will find information to help you improve your academic writing and grammar.
If you want help on an individual basis, you can book a consultation with our Academic Skills One-on-One. Alternatively, you can access a wide range of information online to help you complete your uni assignments:
Essay and Assignment Writing
Resources to help you with essay and assignment writing
Grammar and Style
Guides on punctuation, as well as quoting, summarising and signposting in writing
Science and Engineering Writing
Resources tailored to Engineering and Science students
Postgraduate research writing
Writing thesis proposals and literature reviews
Other academic writing resources
Writing handbooks and online tutorials
The University of Wisconsin- Madison Writer's Handbook - Useful resources compiled into a writing guide.
Essay Writing Guide - From the Royal Literary Fund, UK. This site is a toolbox of essay writing skills and resources that looks at the whole essay writing process—from preparing and planning to completion.
Information and research skills
ELISE | Informing your studies - ELISE helps to develop an understanding of how to find, use and evaluate information for academic purposes. Completing ELISE and achieving a pass in the ELISE quiz is a mandatory requirement for all commencing undergraduate students at UNSW.
Critical Reading and analysis - University of Queensland
Critical Thinking - Murdoch University
Discipline specific study guides
Writing Lessons for Engineering and Science - Guidelines to help engineering or science students with writing assignments in laboratory classes, design classes, and technical communication classes. Includes suggestions for formats, checklists, and model documents.
Writing in the Sciences - Toronto University
UNSW Business School Learning Support & Tools - Including some great on-line resources.
Maths, statistics, physics & chemistry - Online tutorial from The Learning Lab, RMIT University
Maths and Statistics - Massey University Online Writing and Learning Link offers some great online tutorials.
Essential skills for academic success - From Monash University Language and Learning Online, guides to writing in disciplines such as Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, IT, Law and Medicine.
Conventions of Writing Papers in Humanities - From Prof. Celia A. Easton, Department of English State University of New York College. Includes some common pitfalls to avoid when writing about literature.