Academic development assistance

Want help or support in developing your student's key academic skills? The Academic Skills and Learning Centre works with academc staff teaching first year undergraduates to those supervising final year Phd students. Some of the ways we can help are:

Working within individual courses and coursework programs

We can discuss with you how to teach and embed core academic skills in your teaching and resources. In addition, we can deliver sessions directly into courses or to selected cohorts (starting students). The sessions can target a specific assignment or cover an individual skill such as referencing or academic integrity. The sessions are tailored to the discipline, specific assessment and level of the students. Sometimes the sessions are during the lecture or tutorial time, or alternatively can be an addional session for students. 

Working with HDR coordinators and supervisors 

Delivering workshops to different cohorts, name the programs

English language support

For both teaching staff and international students, english language proficiency is a major concern. 

Academic Integrity support

  • Turnitin Practice site: students can submit their drafts through Turnitin before their final submission. This site also provides resources to help interpret the originality report, and on how to quote and paraphrase correctly.
  • Turnitin teaching resources: You can also import the resources from the Turnitin Practice site into your own wattle site.

Working with individual students

We offer individual help to students through booked appointments or drop-ins at Chifley Library. These one on one sessions allow students to get personalised advice on their academic writing or any other study related issue. Please refer any students you believe could benefit from this. 

Orientation week

During Oweek, we run workshop on a wide range of topics from essay or report writing, time management, to referencing and using sources. While these sessions are primarily aimed at new students, all students are welcome. Recordings and resources from the workshops are available at the Orientation wattle site.

  • ssion or find out more please contact us at academicskills@anu.edu.au.