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: email@example.com
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.
|Essay Writing 1: Scope and Research Question||
Monday 4 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST) (FULL)
Wednesday 6 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST)
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.
|Essay Writing 2: Outlines to Structure an Argument||
Monday 11 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST) (FULL)
Wednesday 13 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST)
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.
|Essay Writing 3: Drafts – First and Subsequent||
Monday 18 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST) (FULL)
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 10:30am (AEST)
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.