Welcome to Academic and Professional Writing

Academic and Professional Writing teaches students strategies for powerful and effective writing and use of English at University, and in professional work beyond degrees, through a range of programs including units for credit (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework electives), online learning, occasional seminars and Higher Degree Research Student associate supervision.

We work mainly with students from the Faculty of Arts, but also students from other Faculties through our units for credit and seminars.  Our students come from many different backgrounds (local and international, English and Non-English Speaking Background) and from all levels of study in the University, from first year to PhD.

We also offer resources, discussion and collaboration on developing student learning, language and writing for staff in the faculty of Arts, and contribute to the Faculty’s research through projects and publications, specialising on issues of Academic writing in Arts and Humanities disciplines.

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Latest News

  • Monash criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has published an article in The Guardian today with Deakin criminologist Dr Wendy O’Brien. In the wake of the Don Dale incident in the Northern Territory and the announcement of a Royal Commission into the juvenile justice system in Northern Territory, the article, ‘How young is too young’, calls for… Read more
  • Remy Davison, Monash University In a 650-page report last week, the IMF’s own Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has castigated the Fund’s handling of the Eurozone crisis. The IEO cited a “culture of complacency” in the IMF; a “failure to identify the build-up of vulnerabilities”; and maintaining an “unworkable strategy” for too long. In the wake… Read more
  • APW are very pleased to announce the launch of ASCENT - a free online academic English course for Monash students. Ascent is an interactive, self-paced learning experience designed to help students develop their English in an academic environment. Read more
  • Monash University’s professional writing lecturer Dr Andrew Johnson enjoys exploring new ideas and working with creative and considerate people who share the love of knowledge and learning. Read more
  • The first deadlines for university assignments are quickly approaching. With Library advisors and academics busy with other students, the PAL Program is providing ‘drop-in’ style information sessions. Drop by for even 30mins and ask a Librarian specialising in your area of study questions about your assignments, researching tips and referencing.  Includes a session on academic… Read more
  • The topic of ‘English for academic purposes and plagiarism’ will be explored at the Student Voices mini symposium during semester two O-week. This cross-disciplinary staff and student event will feature presentations from undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Andrew Johnson will deliver the keynote presentation based on his collaborative paper, “A Rheme of one’s own: How… Read more
  • The topic of ‘English for academic purposes and plagiarism’ will be explored at the Student Voices mini symposium during semester two O-week. This cross-disciplinary staff and student event will feature presentations from undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Andrew Johnson will deliver the keynote presentation based on his collaborative paper, “A Rheme of one's own: How… Read more