Writing Skills for 2nd, 3rd & 4th year undergrad students
These pre-semester workshops are designed to strengthen your academic writing skills and build your confidence. Two workshops per day will be held over three days (Monday - Wednesday) and sessions start at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm. Please see the full schedule below for more information.
Workshops are run by the Academic Learning Support team.
|Monday, 8 February||10.30 am - midday|
Planning - How to understand what is expected and plan the task in manageable steps.
|Monday, 8 February||1.30 - 3.00 pm|
Synthesis - How to synthesise evidence to show critical analysis in your writing.
|Tuesday, 9 February||10.30 am - midday|
Reading - How to read efficiently and with critical purpose for your assignment.
|Tuesday, 9 February||1.30 - 3.00 pm|
Paraphrasing - How to make notes in your own words to show understanding and express your argument.
|Wednesday, 10 February||10.30 am - midday|
Argumentation - How to take a position, and structure a sustained argument that ‘flows’. (Essays are the focus.)
|Wednesday, 10 February||1.30 - 3.00 pm|
Referencing - How to find the relevant details in a source and use the style guide to cite it correctly.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.