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Writing Skills

PencilAt 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 required writing skills. 

This section will cover:

  • Academic style and writing clearly
  • Learning Lab study resources to help you with writing and assessment tasks.

Academic Style

University students are expected to write their assessments in academic style.

Watch this video for a summary of academic style, including examples of how to make your writing authoritative.

RMIT University Library (25 August 2021) ‘Academic style’ [video], RMIT University Library, YouTube website, accessed 22 February 2023.

Writing clearly is a critical skill to develop.  Good academic writing is coherent, cohesive and concise. Click on the image hotspots (?)  below for a brief explanation of these attributes.  

See the Learning Lab guide to Writing clearly and find our how to ensure that your writing is coherent, cohesive and concise. 

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.