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Writing Skills

At university, students are expected to write different types of assessment tasks in academic style. To be successful, you need to be familiar with the structure of each assessment task and the writing skills required to write them. 

This section will cover:

  • What academic style is
  • Learning Lab online study resources

Academic Style

University students are expected to write their assessments in academic style as described in this video: 

RMIT University 2016, Academic style, YouTube, 24 October, RMIT University, Melbourne, viewed 15 December 2019, <>.

If you want to know more about how to write clearly when using academic style, try this online guide to writing clearly guide to writing clearly.

Learning Lab

You can learn about writing assessments, writing skills, English language and study skills on the Learning Lab website. Here you will find videos, online guides and interactive activities. The best thing is that you can access it anywhere, at any time. 


Learning Lab: online study resources