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Writing skills and resources

Essays, case studies, lab reports and literature reviews are all part of studying at uni. Luckily for you, there are plenty of opportunities to improve your writing skills.

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It's important to improve your writing skills regardless of your course. Whether you're writing business reports, lab reports, critical essays or literature reviews, most assignments involve writing in one form or another. Each of these specific writing forms can be mastered, as can more generic skills including writing introductions and conclusions, and proofreading.

Strong writing skills allow you to communicate your ideas with clarity, as well as be more persuasive in your arguments. While you're studying, this can translate into better assignments and higher marks. When you graduate, your writing skills will make your more effective in the workplace and more attractive to employers. Reap the benefits of improved writing skills now by taking advantage of the range of resources and services available to help you build your writing skills.

Wherever and however you are studying with us, you can improve your writing skills. Explore the resources and services on this page for more information.

Study guides

Download our writing skills study guides below.


The Learning Centre offers a range of workshops to improve your academic skills.

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Programs and services

The StudySkills suite of online programs are available on demand, wherever you are in the world. They can help with improving a range of study-related skills, including:

  • writing sentences
  • writing essays
  • grammar
  • time management, and
  • academic integrity.

Visit StudySkills online for the full range of programs