Writing

La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Writing

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Writing

Achieve@Uni
La Trobe University Library La Trobe Library

Writing

Achieve@Uni

About this module

At university you will need to complete a number of written assessments for each of your subjects. These all come with a 'due date', which can make the submission of your work seem like an event. However, the completion of good academic writing, which meets the expectations of your lecturers, is a process.

Good academic writing is well-structured, logical and cohesive, supported by evidence and properly referenced, while also fulfilling the specific subject content requirements of each individual assessment.

What you will learn

  • How to interpret topics and understand the expectations of different written assessments.

  • Strategies for undertaking assignment writing as a ‘process’ with several planned steps.

  • How to plan and structure your writing.

  • How to build content, using brainstorming, research and evidence.

  • How to develop an appropriate academic writing style that is both concise and cohesive.

  • Effective methods for reviewing and editing written work prior to submission.

Where to get help

Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) can help you with assessment and study related questions. Just drop-in during advertised times: