This program is designed to equip our graduate students with valuable language skills that enable them to get the most out of their studies.
Each year, the Faculty of Science offers graduate students the opportunity to apply for the Graduate Science Academic English Tutorial.
These series of workshops are free, require no additional assessment and are a great way to develop and apply valuable language skills for class participation, assessment tasks and research.
The sessions are facilitated by one of the University’s highly qualified Academic Skills Advisers and offer you the opportunity to develop and learn among fellow science students in a welcoming and supportive environment.
These workshops cover a range of skills and include three key areas of focus:
English language for success at university
Writing in a clear academic style
Speaking and communicating
Reading for research purposes
General academic vocabulary
Critical reading processes
Teamwork and confidence building
Interaction and support
Using English confidently
Tutorials will begin in Week 2 of Semester 2, 2020
There will be limited spaces and applications are necessary. Tutorials start in week 2 and finish in week 11 (excluding non-teaching weeks). Tutorials will be held on Wednesday and Thursday each week (via Zoom), you can choose which day you attend – you don’t need to attend both sessions.
|Week||Session Dates||Academic Skills Topic|
Wednesday 13 August
Thursday 14 August
Week 1: Speaking in tutorials, time management, academic culture
Wednesday 19 August
Thursday 20 August
|Week 2: Presentations – language, organisation, delivery|
Wednesday 26 August
Thursday 27 August
|Week 3: Reading critically, notetaking – 6Rs|
Wednesday 2 September
Thursday 3 September
|Week 4: Reading, notetaking – NOW technique|
Wednesday 9 September
Thursday 10 September
|Week 5: Academic writing 1 – referencing and plagiarism|
Wednesday 16 September
Thursday 17 September
|Week 6: Academic writing 2 – paragraph structure|
Wednesday 23 September
Thursday 24 September
|Week 7: Academic writing 3 – academic register|
Wednesday 30 September
Thursday 1 October
|Week 8: Academic writing 4 – cohesion and complexity|
Wednesday 7 October
Thursday 8 October
Wednesday 14 October
Thursday 15 October
|Week 9: Fact or opinion – reading critically|
Wednesday 21 October
Thursday 22 October
|Week 10: Synthesising sources and review|
Wednesday 28 October
Thursday 29 October
|No classes this week|
Applicants will be contacted within 3 working days of submitting the above enrolment form. A staff member will then enroll applicants into the AET Canvas page, with access to subject resources and links to Zoom sessions.
If you can't attend these sessions but would like access to other language and academic skills resources, please visit the Academic Skills webpage. Here you can enrol into a workshop, access online learning modules or book a time with an Academic Skills advisor.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org