Academic Support

NTI’s Academic Support Officers are available to assist students seeking to improve their academic skills and develop effective study habits. Assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Planning assessments
  • Essay/report structure and argument development
  • Grammar, academic language
  • Paraphrasing, citing and referencing
  • Planning and managing course work
  • Academic integrity and plagiarism

Students can contact Academic Support via email: academicsupport@nantien.edu.au


Academic Skills Workshops

Academic Support runs workshops to target specific academic skills throughout the year. All upcoming workshops are listed below.

Please note: Registration is essential for all Academic Support workshops and an NTI login is required to access the registration form.
Workshop When Details
Essay Writing 1: Scope and Research Question

Monday 4 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST) (FULL)

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST)

1 hour

This workshop consists of activities designed to teach you how to narrow the scope of a topic and then write a pertinent research question. The aim of this workshop is to equip you with tools and strategies to enable you to limit the discussion so that you can then produce a meaningful essay within a specified number of words.

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Essay Writing 2: Outlines to Structure an Argument

Monday 11 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST) (FULL)

Wednesday 13 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST)

1 hour

This workshop surveys the many benefits of outlining before drafting and uses activities to introduce you to a range of techniques to develop strong outlines. The aim of this workshop is to prepare you so that you are ready to draft a balanced and convincing essay.

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Essay Writing 3: Drafts – First and Subsequent

Monday 18 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST) (FULL)

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST)


1.5 hours

This workshop focuses on essay writing from first to last draft. You will learn about the structure of an essay as well as the sentence-by-sentence structure of a paragraph, and be asked to workshop short samples to develop an in-depth understanding of how to use a critical (third-person) voice and transition/connecting phrases where appropriate. The aim of this workshop is to give you the literary skills needed to produce essays ready for submission.

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