Resources for postgraduate degree by coursework

(Grad. Cert., Grad. Dip., Masters by coursework students)

  • Learning Lab 
    Find a range of online study tutorials and resources to support your writing, research and study skills.
  • Drop-in learning centres
    Visit our learning centres for friendly advice on writing and post graduate learning.
  • Academic skills workshops 
    Postgraduate coursework students can book into the Study KnowHow workshops to get a head start before the semester starts.
  • Online assignment feedback (login required) 
    Submit your assignment to our Smarthinking writing service and receive feedback from an e-tutor within 24 hours.

Also check out the Library workshops and resources.

Specialised resources for higher degree by research students

(Masters by research and PhD)

You can access all the above resources as well as some additional ones below.

  • PhD Up! program for research students 
    Book into the PhD Up! program, which offers a huge range of workshops, seminars and short courses to build research knowledge and skills. Topics include ‘What is a thesis?’, ‘Writing your literature review’, ‘Editing and proofreading’ and more.
  • The School of Graduate Research also offers some training and development.

Research writing groups

Are you an RMIT research candidate currently writing a thesis, exegesis or a paper for publication?

We offer you the opportunity to establish a Research Writing Group, where you can:

  • talk about writing and its challenges
  • develop academic literacy and extend awareness of text structures
  • learn techniques of peer review as well as reflection and editing skills
  • share writing resources, tips and tricks
  • meet other people with the same issues
  • build confidence, motivation and independence.

These groups require a degree of trust, so it is preferred that the group remains fairly stable.

Groups are usually run fortnightly.

A Research Writing Group kit with resources to help you establish your own group is available. If you would like to start your own group, please contact Judy Maxwell: judy.maxwell@rmit.edu.au

Writing by appointment

Higher degree by research students can make 50-minute individual appointments with a language and learning adviser.

We will:

  • discuss aspects of your thesis with you
  • give feedback on draft sections of your writing
  • discuss strategies for improvement
  • assist you to develop effective and critical reading skills
  • help keep you on task

We don’t:

  • edit and proofread your writing
  • advise on content issues.

To make an appointment go to rmit.service-now.com/connect and select 'Book an appointment' under the 'Services' heading.