This program is designed to equip our graduate students with valuable language skills that enable them to get the most out of their studies. Sessions are now running online via Zoom, with spaces to join after the Easter break.
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 1, 2020
Each tutorial will be held on a Wednesday or Thursday, starting week 2 and finishing week 12 (excluding non-teaching weeks). Students are now able to choose between 5 tutorial streams for the remainder of the semester.
Tutorial stream options:
- Wednesdays 11.30 - 1pm
- Wednesdays 1:30 - 3pm
- Thursdays 9:30 - 11am
- Thursdays 1:30 - 3pm
- Thursdays 3:30 - 5pm
|2||12 March||Week 1: Speaking in tutorials, time management, academic culture|
|3||19 March||Week 2: Presentations – language, organisation, delivery|
|Classes cancelled to prepare for Virtual Campus|
|4||2 April||Week 3: Reading critically, notetaking – 6Rs|
|5||9 April||Week 4: Reading, notetaking – NOW technique|
|6||22 or 23 April||Week 5: Academic writing 1 – referencing and plagiarism|
|7||29 or 30 April||Week 6: Academic writing 2 – paragraph structure|
|8||6 or 7 May||Week 7: Academic writing 3 – academic register|
|9||13 or 14 May||Week 8: Academic writing 4 – cohesion and complexity|
|10||20 or 21 May||Week 9: Fact or opinion – reading critically|
|11||27 or 28 May||Week 10: Synthesising sources and review|
|12||No classes this week|
Applicants will be contacted within 3 working days of submitting the above enrolment form. A staff member will then enrol 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.