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Here is a selection of online resources to help you with developing your academic language and learning:

Essential academic skills


Writing Skills

  • Academic Writing. Information on how to write clearly, the various assignment types, as well as writing at postgraduate research level.
  • Grammar. Learn how to correct the most common grammatical errors made by students.
  • Referencing. The different systems for referencing used at UTS.

Reading Skills

  • Reading. Learn how to read efficiently and critically.

Listening Skills

  • Listening in lectures. Learn how to acquire critical listening skills, and make the most of your lectures.

Speaking Skills

  • Pronunciation. Learn about important features of pronunciation and improve the way you speak.
  • Presentation. Includes information on how to prepare presentations for a seminar or doctoral assessment, and clinically speaking programs for nursing students.

Video links

Orientation academic tools: 'Get Ready for Uni'

This web tool can help you to check if you are uni ready.


External online resources

You can also explore online resources available through the academic language and learning centres of other universities, for example:

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