Academic literacy workshops


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UWS runs a range of free preparation programs to help all new and continuing students. These programs help you to get ready for uni and are offered at different times throughout the year.

  • If you are interested in an on-campus or online workshop go to the registration page for session details
  • We have Academic Literacy workshops specifically designed for International students, see below for more information
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What are Academic Literacy workshops?

Academic Literacy workshops provide an opportunity for you to find out what is expected at university and for you to develop your academic skills in preparation for studying for your degree. You can choose from 3 hour, 2 day, 4 day or online workshops that run before and during session.

The workshops are great for all students. They may be especially helpful if you're wondering about the academic expectations of university, if you've had a break from study and are feeling a bit rusty, or if you haven't studied in Australia before.

Please note: each program has a limited number of places available. If a program doesn't have enough students registered, it may not run. Any student who has already registered in an affected program will be notified of any changes.

To register for workshops, go to the Academic Literacy workshops registration form to apply.

Two day workshop

This short two day Academic Literacy Workshop develops essential literacy skills. These skills include:

  • essay writing at university
  • features of academic writing
  • critical analysis
  • referencing and researching

The workshop allows you to practice these skills in a supportive environment and receive some feedback on your writing skills from a tutor.

If you are interested in doing a workshop go to the registration page for session details.

Four day workshop

This four day Academic literacy workshop gives an introduction to what's expected of you at university and develops essential literacy skills.

This longer workshop will allow more time to develop your skills and receive feedback on your writing skills from a tutor. It will include the essential literacy skills covered in the two day workshop, plus a look at oral presentation skills, report writing, annotated bibliographies and more. 

The four day workshop is a great way to prepare for university and practise these skills in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to meet other students in a relaxed and friendly environment.

These skills include:

  • essay writing at university
  • features of academic writing
  • critical thinking
  • reading and note taking
  • referencing and research
  • report writing
  • presentation skills and more

If you are interested in doing a workshop go to the registration page for session details.

Online workshop

The online workshop can only be accessed between specified dates and places are limited. The online workshop consists of six modules:

  • How to write an essay
  • How to read academic texts and make notes
  • How to research and reference sources
  • How to do an oral presentation
  • Other assignments — research reports, reflective writing and annotated bibliographies, and
  • What is academic culture

For more information on the online workshop go to our frequently asked questions page, or go to the registration page to apply.

Three hour workshop

These short three hour workshops cover individual topics such as:

  • grammar for academic writing
  • essay writing at university
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism

If you are interested in doing a workshop go to the registration page for session details.

Workshops for International students

We have workshops specifically designed for International students, you may attend one or all three workshops.

Workshop 1: Grammar for academic writing (3 hours):
  • writing complex sentences
  • getting your verbs right
  • writing in an academic style

Please bring a sample of your own writing to the workshop

Date: Wednesday, 18 March
Time: 3.00 - 6.00 PM
Location: Parramatta South campus.

Workshop 2: Essay writing (3 hours):
  • writing topic sentences
  • developing paragraphs
  • creating cohesion in your writing
  • writing essays

Date: Thursday, 26 March
Time: 3.00 - 6.00 PM
Location: Parramatta South campus.

Workshop 3: Referencing and avoiding plagiarism (3 hours):
  • in text referencing
  • reference lists
  • Harvard and APA referencing styles
  • paraphrasing
  • using Turnitin

Date: Tuesday, 31 March
Time: 3.00 - 6.00 PM
Location: Parramatta South campus.

To register for the International student workshops go to the registration page to apply.

How do I apply?

Registrations for workshops are open, go to the Academic Literacy workshops registration form to apply.

If you have any more questions email getready@uws.edu.au