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.

Assignment Guides

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.

Oral Presentations

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.