Developing or embedding online academic writing resources

You may have identified a need in the majority of your students. In these instances, Learning Advisers can collaborate with you to develop resources or you can embed academic skills resources in your curriculum.


The Learning Centre and the faculties of Engineering and Science have developed a large suite of writing resources for science and engineering genres. IWRITE can help you to reduce your marking time and can help you in giving feedback to your students - more information here.

These resources are located in the UNSW IWRITE site.  

Screenshot of the iWrite website


Online Academic Skills workshop

The Learning Centre offers UNSW students an online self-access writing skills workshop series delivered via Moodle.

The workshop has 14 lessons on paraphrasing and summarising skills for assignments such as literature reviews, essays and critical reviews. The lessons are designed to help students improve their academic writing skills by reviewing information and completing quizzes and short writing tasks. These lessons can be completed by students in their own time and pace.



WRISE (Write Reports in Science and Engineering) Online Resource

WRiSE (Write Reports in Science and Engineering) is an online learning environment for university students who are writing reports in science and engineering. The site is open access and UNSW staff are welcome to embed WRiSE in their curriculum. Students show improved written communication when WRiSE is linked to an assessment task and when they are directed to use it early and often.

WRiSE is a collaborative effort between Learning Centre staff and faculty staff of the University of Sydney and UNSW. Its development was funded by a ALT grant.