Academic and Professional Writing (APW) teaches Monash students strategies for successful learning, writing and the effective use of English through a wide range of programs including units for credit, seminars and workshops. While we are located in the School of Media, Film and Journalism in the Faculty of Arts, our students come from almost all faculties across the university. Our students also 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
Units for Credit
APW offer five units for credit. All units seek to teach students effective writing and communication in academic and professional contexts, as well as effective learning and study techniques. ATS1297 Academic Writing / ATS1298 Professional Writing / ATS1340 Words Work / ATS2490 Advanced Professional Writing and ATS2743/3743 Build Your Career: Planning and Strategies for Employability. For further details go to our Credit Units page, or for for full availability, eligibility and enrolment information, please see handbook entries for these units (click title above) and/or discuss with your faculty admissions and enrolments staff. Students from Faculties other than Arts are welcome, and encouraged to enrol in these units.
Integrated Seminars and Workshops and Research
APW are interested to help develop resources, and to collaborate with other staff on the development of academic and professional communication capacities for students within disciplines. We would also be interested in discussing our research specialising on issues of Academic Language and Learning, Education in Arts and Humanities disciplines and beyond.
Examples of previous resources can be found in our online and print resources pages.
Matthew Piscioneri awarded for teaching innovation
Monash’s School of Media, Film and Journalism lecturer Dr Matthew Piscioneri has received one of the inaugural Monash Office of Learning and Teaching Innovation and Impact Awards.
Ascent – Academic English Online program
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.
Getting to know … Andrew Johnson
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.