Business and Law skills development programs
The Academic Communication Development team helps students in the Faculty of Business and Law to develop their academic communication, research and study skills.
Programs and resources
Our Handy Handouts provide two-page guides to specific academic, writing and language skills.
- Developing your own ideas and avoiding plagiarism [.PDF 378KB]
- Proofreading and editing [.PDF 356KB]
- Writing a literature review [.PDF 393KB]
- Developing cohesion and balance in academic writing [.PDF 379KB]
- Exam success: A practical guide [.PDF 403KB]
- Report writing: structure and content [.PDF 427KB]
- Essay writing [.PDF 448KB]
- Qualities of good academic writing [.PDF 477KB]
- Referencing: Keeping research clear and connected [.PDF 426KB]
- Oral presentation [.PDF 386KB]
- Analysing case studies [.PDF 450KB]
- Managing time [.PDF 366KB]
- Critical analysis [.PDF 352KB]
- Planning and pre-writing [.PDF 439KB]
- Learning styles: How to maximise your learning potential [.PDF 367KB]
- The power of introductions [.PDF 395KB]
- Concluding paragraphs – let’s finish off! [.PDF 397KB]
- Reading skills for university [.PDF 405KB]
- Ways of speaking online [.PDF 396KB]
- Sending the right message [.PDF 340KB]
- Reading research articles [.PDF 323KB]
- Transition words [.PDF 239KB]
- Reflective writing [.PDF 266KB]
- The Use of Articles in English
We run numerous workshops throughout the year on topics including Report Writing, Critical Thinking, and Chicago 17th Referencing. We run both online and face-to-face (at the Curtin Perth campus) versions of these workshops. You can view and register for all available workshops via UniHub.
Business and Law students can book individual consultations with one of our team members to discuss their assignments. We can help with:
- Understanding the assignment task·
- Academic writing
- Finding sources for assignments
- Referencing sources in assignments
- Critical reading and notetaking
- Structuring and writing assignments
- Types of assignments
- Oral presentations
- Understanding Turnitin reports
- Addressing any issues with plagiarism.
You can book by visiting our booking calendar and selecting one of the available appointments.
Appointments are available either online or face-to-face at Curtin Perth.
You can also email us directly if there are no appointments that match your availability.
The Post-Entry Language Assessment (PELA) is an evaluation of your academic writing skills. We use it to provide you with feedback and support early in your degree. The PELA is compulsory for all students at Curtin, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and Higher Degree by Research.
The SUCCESS program helps you gather, understand, write and present information at university.
You may be required to complete SUCCESS as part of your study in Communication, Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business (MGMT1002). SUCCESS is available fully online, as well as face-to-face on some campuses.
Advanced SUCCESS provides language and academic writing support to ensure that all postgraduate students are equipped to succeed in their courses. The program is available fully online through Blackboard, or face-to-face at the Curtin Perth campus.
At postgraduate level, it is expected that you are proactive regarding improving your academic skills. You can self-enrol into Advanced SUCCESS through Blackboard, under the Organisations section.
We offer a number of services for Faculty of Business and Law research students (Masters by Research and PhD):
- Writing feedback and support (including reading, referencing and use of sources)
- Oral communication feedback and support
- You are welcome to contact us to discuss your work
For more information
Visit the Academic Communication Development Team at Curtin Perth in Building 407, room 202 or email FBLACD@curtin.edu.au.