Study and Writing Resources

APW has a range of online and print resources that can assist you with various aspects of your study.   

Online Resources

ASCENT – Academic English Online
(Academic English grammar development course for all Monash students)

For online tutorials on essay writing; reading and notetaking; grammar; oral presentations; study skills – explore the following links:

More subject-specific resources

The following resources for essay writing in MUSIC were developed in conjunction with staff from the Music conservatorium in 2010:

Video and PDF Resources (grammar focus)

Print Resources

The following is a list of writing and study handbooks that you may find useful. Copies are available in the Monash Library or from staff in APW.

For Undergraduate Students

  • Taylor, G. (1989). The student’s writing guide for the arts and social sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ballard, B. & J. Clanchy (1991). Essay writing for students: a practical guide. Melbourne: Longman Chesire.
  • Moore, T. Essay writing tutorial (Obtain a copy at APW, Room 129)

For Graduate Students

  • Phillips, E. & D. Pugh (1994). How to get a PhD: a handbook for students and their supervisors. Buckingham: Open University Press
  • Anderson, J. & M. Poole (1994) Thesis and assignment writing. 2nd Ed. Brisbane: Wiley.

For International Students

  • Ballard, B. & J. Clanchy (1985). Study abroad: a manual for Asian students . Malaysia: Longman.
  • Swales, J. & C. Feak (1994). Academic writing for graduate students: a course for non-native speakers of English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.