Academic writing differs from discipline to discipline. How the writing is structured, and what counts as evidence depends on the discipline or field, such as history, zoology or physics.
There are some common features of academic essay writing. These short videos will introduce the basics, and give you an idea of the main elements of an essay, including how to respond to an essay question, and how to write a Thesis and Topic sentence.
Essay Writing Basics contains five short videos that explain the core elements of essay writing.
We've developed the following downloadable guidelines to assist you with your university assignments.
Writing, referencing, Endnote and more... see the JCU Libraries comprehensive LibGuides for subject specific and generic tips and tutorials.
Many subjects use oral presentations as part of their assessment because they test a range of skills that are useful in future careers.
Follow our guide (PDF, 121 KB) and treat every presentation as an opportunity to sharpen these skills.