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English for Academic Study

These free, informal workshops specifically designed for:

  • International students from a non-English speaking background with minimum entry level English skills
  • students from a non-English speaking background who are Australian residents

These workshops are not intended to support students at higher English language proficiency levels.

These workshops will build awareness of the academic expectations at USC and offer strategies for accessing additional support.

Topics covered include:

  • Using effective listening and speaking skills in varied learning contents
  • Using evidence appropriately and avoiding plagiarism
  • Using formal academic writing conventions and paraphrasing skills
  • Using academic style in written assignment tasks
  • Knowing the academic protocols and expectations at USC

Visit Academic Skills Workshops for schedule and location.

Register to attend

You must register online to attend the workshops as spaces are limited. Confirmation of registration will be emailed.

To view or register for these Academic Skills workshops, log into Student Hub using your USC username and password to directly link to the Academic Skills Advice workshop events page or contact Student Central for further assistance.

Researching (Introduction to the USC Library and research)

It is highly recommended that International students also attend a Approaches to Study and Research workshop OR Researching for your assignment workshop. These sessions focus on accessing sources and will enable students to benefit more from the information provided in the English for Academic Study workshops. These workshops are held in pre-semester and semester weeks. To view and register, 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
  • Looking for journal and newspaper articles in USC databases
  • How to locate and use an eBook