New Academic Writing Videos Available

AUT Library’s Postgraduate Learning Advisors have created a range of new videos on how to write your discussion and literature review sections, how to position your research, and tools for editing.

You can watch these videos here or on the Student Hub Online’s postgraduate online resources page, which has loads more videos and links for academic writing and other postgrad-level skills.

Writing discussion sections in a thesis

Outlines the function of a discussion section in a thesis and what you are expected to do with your research findings.

Writing Literature Review sections in a thesis

Outlines the purpose of a literature review in a thesis and what you are expected to do with each research area that you include.

How to bring in past research in a review of literature?

Shows the two main options of focusing on ‘what’ or ‘who’ as you bring in past research, and criteria for these choices.

Why bring in past research?

Make your own view clear by using language to show more or less support for past research.

Positioning your research are: How do other writers do it?

Shows how you are expected to connect your new research with past and future research, and common language patterns for making these connections.

Resources for editing your thesis

Shows resources for editing your thesis at AUT: tools, thesis examples, formatting and proofreading.

Find more support

These videos are based on the PG Learning Advisor’s brilliant postgrad writing workshops. You can browse the full selection of all postgraduate workshops at

About Graduate Research School (Auckland University of Technology)

The Auckland University of Technology Graduate Research School offers support and resources to all postgraduate students at AUT. Come and visit us on the 5th floor of the WU building.

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