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English for Academic Study

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Specifically designed for International students, this module includes four x 2 hour sessions held in the first four weeks of semester and will build awareness of the academic expectations at USC and offer strategies for accessing additional support.

Topics covered include:

  • Using evidence appropriately and avoiding plagiarism
  • Understanding the differences between essays and reports
  • Using academic style in written assignment tasks
  • Knowing the academic protocols and expectations at USC.

Visit Academic Skills essentials for schedule and location.

Register to attend

You must register online to attend as spaces are limited. To attend the entire module, register for English for Academic Study Parts 1,2, 3 & 4. Confirmation of registration will be emailed.

To register for Academic Skills workshops, log into Student Hub using your USC username and password, navigate to Academic Advice and select View or register for Academic Skills workshops and events, contact Student Central for further assistance.

Researching (Introduction to the USC Library)

It is highly recommended that International students also attend one of these library tutorials. These classes focus on accessing sources and will enable students to benefit more from the information provided in the English for Academic Study module, they are held pre-semester, refer to Student Hub for workshop dates and registrations.

Topics covered include:
  • Searching DISCOVER — one place to search for all books and journals in the USC Library
  • Library services for USC students
  • Developing effective search techniques for your research
  • The importance of evaluating sources
  • Look for journal and newspaper articles in USC databases
  • How to locate and use an eBook
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