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Help with academic writing for research students

Throughout the semester, you can:

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.

You also have direct access to learning advisors through thesis writing workshopsdrop-ins and general workshops on academic writing. You can also book more specific workshops about academic writing for research through the Graduate Research School.

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.
Meet with a senior student who will mentor you in a specific subject or on general academic skills.
Upload your work for feedback before you have to submit it for marking. Log into Blackboard – scroll down under ‘My organisations’.
English language teaching (available at a cost)
  • Full-time intensive programme: 4, 8, 12 weeks, or longer
  • Part-time options
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • Individual or small group tuition: all levels, including PhD & discipline-specific tuition
Contact: inthouse@aut.ac.nz
Turnitin
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 understand Turnitin originality reports
  • 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.
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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