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JCU writing guides
Want to improve your essay writing? Check here for short videos, templates and more that will help you lift your essay-writing game.
Learning skills for the sciences
From the University of Sydney, the Write Site provides online support to help you develop your academic and professional writing skills.
Organisational skills, writing skills, reading and note taking, studying for exams, oral presentations, referencing, English grammar, maths, statistics, and science
Learning Skills Online
Practical tools and advice on getting organised, adjusting to university life, learning styles, how to get the most out of lectures and tutorials, and help with mathematics
Writing Skills Online
Help with academic writing
Research Skills Program
The Graduate Research School (GRS) at JCU's program
Scheduling your time
Tools that will help you organise and prioritise your time
Graduate Research School
Workshops include: Academic Writing; Proposal Writing
Student Researcher's Toolkit
Study skills site developed by Oxford University Press which aims to provide university students with guidance on designing and carrying out a social research project
Chapters cover preparing for research, research methods, data analysis and presentation. The site includes practical tips, cases studies and podcasts from actual students. There are links to related websites and textbooks
How to read a scientific paper
Great site from Purdue University explaining how to read scientific research articles
Writing skills workshops
Beginning and Ending Your Essay
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Maintaining Unity and Coherence
Summarising and Paraphrasing
Structuring Your Essay
Writing Effective Sentences
Structuring Your Sentences
Correct Punctuation and Word Usage
Writing a good essay can be challenging, but it is also a rewarding experience
It allows you to present your own thinking and your own position on a particular topic. An essay assignment is generally not used to test your mastery of factual information, but rather to assess the strength of your critical thinking and your ability to put that thinking into a persuasive written form.
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