UTS Library

Academic Language

Academic Writing Guide HELPS English Language Support

Clarity English
Choose the 'Study Skills Success' module: a practical program to improve academic English skills.

A web-based automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing. Upload draft writing assignments to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar, punctuation and style.

Grammarly Tutorial
A short (2:32 minutes) video on how to use Grammarly.

Reading at University
Three steps to help you become an efficient and effective reader.

Macquarie Dictionary
Australia's national dictionary and thesaurus available online.

Pearson Test of English
The library sources for PTE Academic
The library sources for PTE General

University of Manchester
Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation. Other phrases are listed under the more general communicative functions of academic writing.

Open University
English: skills for learning
A free course that lasts about 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours' study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace. You can receive a badge on completion.

RMIT University
Learning Lab: Improve your English
Tips; Academic word list tool; useful websites

University of Wollongong

Contains a comprehensive range of interactive learning resources on many different writing and study skills required at university. The topics include effective writing at a university level; academic writing; essay writing; report writing; note-taking; critical thinking and the punctuation and grammar of writing sentences.

UTS Business School
Guide to Writing Assignments (PDF)

UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Guide to the Writing and Presentation of Essays (PDF)

UTS Faculty of Law
Guide to Written Communication (PDF)

UTS Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health
Essential Information for NMH Students (PDF)

Monash University - Multiple Disciplines
Writing by Subject
Choose tutorials specific to your discipline area to improve your ability to write at university.

University of Sydney - Science and Engineering
WRiSE - Write Reports in Science and Engineering
iWrite - Writing Engineering Assignments

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
Business Communication
Improve your communication skills - in writing, face-to-face conversations, presentations, interviews, and more - by watching these online tutorials.

English at AMES
Online English courses for nurses and doctors.

Occupational English Test
OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment
The library sources for praparing OET.

UTS Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Clinically Speaking
A resource to help you succeed on clinical placements by improving your communication with patients, their families and staff.

Scientific Communication

Communication is an integral part of the research you perform as a scientist and a crucial competence for a successful career, in this site you will find dozens of resources to help you master scientific communication.