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What help is available for research writing?

Throughout the semester, you can:

Enquiries about Postgraduate Research Writing:

Phone: 9219999 ext.6083
Email: lucy.macnaught@aut.ac.nz

About the learning advisor team
The learning advisor team collaborates with the Graduate Research School to contribute to the writing development of postgraduate research students. We create online and on campus workshops, videos, and webpages, and also connect with supervisors to support individual or small groups of research students.

Dr Lucy Macnaught

Dr Lucy Macnaught

Senior Learning Advisor

At AUT, a research student is someone who is currently doing a research project as part of one of the following programmes:

  • Bachelor’s degree with honours
  • Postgraduate diploma or certificate
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Professional doctorate

The essential steps for working with you and your research supervisors are below. Our focus is on working with supervisor feedback.How we work with PG research students

Your supervisor can request an academic writing appointment with a learning advisor. This occurs once your writing has been commented on by supervisors. In accordance with AUT’s proofreading guidelines for student assessments and the guidelines for the proofreading of postgraduate theses and dissertations at AUT, learning advisors do not proofread or check student writing. There is a maximum of two academic writing appointments per student for each semester.

You can book yourself into thesis writing workshops through E Lab. You can make an appointment or book into general workshops on academic writing and presenting. You can also book into many other research workshops in the GRS’s postgraduate seminar series through E Lab.

Provides a wide-range of researcher development support and resources for postgraduate research students at AUT. This includes events to connect you with other students, and workshops for specific kinds of research activity, such as working with supervisors, writing ethics proposals, analysing qualitative data, and much more.
Get feedback on your work before you have to submit it for marking. Log in to Canvas – open any course and 'Get study help now (Studiosity)' is in the left-hand menu.
Use Turnitin originality reports to help you to check your use of other people’s words and ideas. Watch short videos that show you:
  • How to use Turnitin originality reports to improve your writing
  • What to do if you get a high score
  • What to do if you get a low score
LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com)
Watch video tutorials to help you learn software for writing, technology and creative skills. Visit the Student Hub Online for links to suggested video lessons on how to:
  • Read faster
  • Manage your time
  • Use Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Edit videos
Proofreaders and editors
Your faculty may have a list of approved proofreaders and editors (available at a cost). AUT has proofreading guidelines for student assessments and the guidelines for the proofreading of postgraduate theses and dissertations at AUT.
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