Academic Writing


Academic Writing Guides

Assignment Writing
This guide provides an explanation of the type of assignments you can expect at tertiary level, and decribes the requirements of academic writing.


Analysing Assignment Tasks
A guide that gives tips on analysing an assignment question.


video Analysing your Assignment Task
Video - a guide to analysing an assignment question.


Instruction Words
A list of some instruction words and their meanings you may encounter in your assignments.


quiz Instruction Words - 1
Quiz - test your knowledge of instruction words.


quiz Instruction Words - 2
Quiz - test your knowledge of instruction words.


Descriptive, Analytical, Critical/Evaluative, Reflective Writing Compared
This guide describes the components of descriptive, analytical, critical, evaluative and reflective writing.


Online Forums
How to effectively participate in online forums.


Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising
This guide provides instructions on how to incorporate a quote, or to paraphrase or summarise someone elses research or ideas into your assignment.


Paraphrasing self-check
This guide explains how to use Turnitin to self-check your paraphrasing.


Incorporating a citation in your writing
In academic writing we need to refer to the research and ideas of others. This guide provides alternative to "say" or "write".


Developmental Stages in the Integration of Literature into Academic Writing Skills
This guide discusses the four developmental stages of academic writing: repetition, patching, plagiaphrasing, and appropriate citation.


Sentence Starters and Transitional Words
A list of sentence starters, transitional and other useful words.


Academic Phrasebank
The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers.


video What is Literature

Using literature in tertiary education.


Become Familiar with Academic Words
Link to - an adaptive learning game that will help increase your vocabulary.


Exam English
Link to Exam English - a web site that is for people studying for an English language exam.


Word List
Link to - sublists of the academic word list.


Oxford Learner's Dictionary
Link to Oxford Learner's Dictionary - a web site that is home to six dictionary and grammar reference titles.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity
This guide describes the academic integrity values that are practised at EIT.


quiz Academic Integrity
Quiz - improve your knowledge of academic integrity


Academic Misconduct
This guide describes academic misconduct.


This guide explains what you can safely copy as a student of EIT.


This guide explains plagiarism and provides advice on how to avoid plagiarising.


A Beginner's Guide to Plagiarism - Ako Aotearoa
Link to Ako Aotearoa's beginners' guide to plagiarism.


quiz Plagiarism
Quiz - test your knowledge of plagiarism.


APA Style

APA Style Guide
This guide proves the APA style guidelines for the following: abbreviations, appendices, brackets, bulletpoints and numbered lists, italics, headings, numbers and quotation marks.


APA Referencing Guides

APA Referencing @ EIT
Link to the EIT APA Referencing page


Reference list formatting
This guide provides instructions on how to format your APA referencing list using MS Word.

video Format your APA reference list using Word - (APA Referencing is under review)
Video - step-by-step instructions on how to format your APA referencing list using MS Word.



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