This article will provide you with information on how to improve your academic writing skills.
The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) offers a wide range of resources, workshops and tutorials for students to use.
If English is your second language it may be helpful to look at the information on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) too.
University studies require a mastery of academic writing style that can prove to be a difficult transition.
The team have put the guides below together to provide help with academic writing skills.
- Academic Writing Style
- Better paraphrasing
- Better writing: extending vocabulary
- Getting to grips with commas
- It's and its
- Reflective writing: a basic introduction
- Some commonly confused words
- Writing clear sentences
These are just some of the resources ASK has to offer.
Need further help?
Contact details and opening hours for the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) are available here.
Information on faculty-based learning support and development tutors is available here.
The University regulation is clear that all work submitted for assessment must be the unaided work of an individual student, therefore ASK cannot help you to write your assignment. However, taking part in ASK sessions will help you to develop your writing skills and tackle any study-related issues. Please also note that ASK is unable to proofread your work.
Is English your second language? Try English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
If English is your second language, take a look at the support offered by English for Academic Purposes (EAP). All second language students are advised to register with EAP. This service offers a full range of programs and expertise that would help second language students benefit greatly.