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Writing, Reading & Speaking

Need help with your writing, reading and speaking skills? The sections below contain useful resourses to get you started:

Academic Writing Guide (AWG)

Academic Writing Guide - Overview and Assessment - UTS Library (PDF 109 KB - 5 pages)
Note: This guide contains 5 parts in total see Attachments below)

Academic writing

Academic Writing - UTS Library (PDF 271 KB - 24 pages) Part 1 of the Academic Writing Guide
Note: This guide contains 5 parts in total see Attachments below. 
This section will help you with the academic writing process and contains the following parts:
1. Before you start
2. Getting ready to write
3. Writing
4. Checklist for writing & editing assignments

Grammar

Grammar - UTS Library (PDF 263 KB 28 pages) Part 3 of the Academic Writing Guide
Note: This guide contains 5 parts in total see Attachments below.
This section will help you use correct grammar in your writing and contains the following parts:
1. Articles
2. Linking words (Transition Signals)
3. Reporting verbs and their patterns
4. Punctuation - the importance of clauses
5. Sentence structures
6. Tenses in paraphrasing: present vs past tenses
7. Parts of speech 

Assignment Types

Assignment Types - UTS Library (PDF 216 KB -  25 pages) Part 2 of the Academic Writing Guide
Note: This guide contains 5 parts in total see Attachments below.
This section outlines the basic types of written assignments, providing structural elements and examples.
1. Essay Writing
2. Report Writing
3. Different types of Reports 
4. Reviews
5. Case Studies
6. Other Types
6.1 Reflective Journals
6.2 Abstracts
6.3 Executive Summary
7. Annotated Bibliography
7.1 Examples

Research writing

Research Writing - UTS Library (PDF 141 KB - 14 pages) Part 4 of the Academic Writing Guide
Note: This guide contains 5 parts in total see Attachments below. 
This section outlines the process of writing a research proposal and contains the following parts:
1.   Research proposal
1.1   Typical Structure of  Research proposal
1.2   Research Proposals for specific Faculties
1.3   Tips for Writing Literature Reviews
2.   Academic Conferences
2.1   Why Conferences are important
2.2   Before the Conference
2.3   At the Conference

Speaking

Pronunciation - UTS: HELPS
Clinically Speaking - UTS
Oral Presentation - UTS: HELPS
Doctoral Assessment - UTS: HELPS
Presenting a conference paper - UTS: HELPS

 UTS writing guides

Guide to Writing Assignments - Faculty of Business
Guide to the Writing and Presentation of Essays - Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Guide to Written Communication - Faculty of Law
Essential Information for NMH Students - Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health

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