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Writing and referencing

At university you have to demonstrate your knowledge through writing. Academic writing has its own set of guidelines and requirements in regards to language, structure and references. The resources on these pages are designed to help students learn more about the expectations of academic writing and the writing process.

It is important to note that each subject discipline has their own writing conventions. The resources you find here focus more on the general characteristics of academic writing that are relevant across all disciplines. It is recommended that you check with your department for subject-specific requirements.