Academic writing and reading workshops

These 2-hour workshops are free to all Faculty of Education students.

Workshop descriptions

Reading Critically and Effectively

In this workshop you will learn about different strategies designed to  help you read efficiently and take effective notes, including reading  critically for assignments, annotating and journaling. We will also discuss  strategies to encourage you to transition from receptive  reading  to  productive  reading  by critically reflecting on the content.

Learning in Australian Universities

In this workshop we will introduce you to the Australian  tertiary education system and learning at university.

Writing Assignments in Education

Part 1: Planning and Structuring

In this workshop we will discuss the central issues in planning,  structuring and writing various types of assignments in Education. Topics that  will be covered include analysing the assignment topic, structuring your  assignment, using sign-posting language, common grammatical  issues  in  academic  writing,  and common errors to avoid in your assignment.

Part 2: APA Citation, Referencing and Paraphrasing

In this workshop we will introduce the APA 6th referencing style, and  discuss different ways of using other writers' work in your assignments without  plagiarising. We also examine common referencing problems.

Writing Assignments in Education (Combined Parts 1 and 2)

In this workshop we will discuss the central issues in planning,  structuring and writing various types of assignments in Education. Topics that  will be covered include analysing the assignment topic, structuring your  assignment, using sign-posting language, common grammatical  issues  in  academic  writing,  and common errors to avoid in your assignment. We will also introduce  the APA 6th referencing style, and discuss different ways of using other  writers' work in your assignments without plagiarising. We also examine common  referencing  problems.

Visual Assignment Modes

In this workshop we will discuss approaches to successfully complete visual  assignment modes used in the Faculty of Education, including presentations,  posters and portfolios.

Who to contact?

To enquire about the above workshops, please contact the Academic Language Advisor:

Dr Lynette Pretorius
Clayton, Room 127
Peninsula, Room A4.10
Phone: +61 3 990 52848