Subject Resources

ELC1012 and ELC1013 English for University Studies

This is a three-credit LCR subject taken by most first year undergraduate students.

Learning outcomes

  1. Refer to sources in written texts and oral presentations,
  2. Paraphrase and summarise materials from written and spoken sources,
  3. Plan, write and revise expository essays with references to sources, and
  4. Deliver effective oral presentations.


Nine Resources to Help YOU Get a Better Grade!


Referring to sources

Learn how you can integrate your sources effectively in paragraphs in this video.


Make sure your reference list is accurate by checking against this online resource.


Paraphrasing and Summarising materials

Find a plethora of materials in this online PolyU library resource that will help you to master paraphrasing and summarising.


Planning, writing and revising essays

Learn how to write effective problem-solution essays by watching this video.


Improve your language skills by joining Learning4Life and doing the activities in Unit 3!


Find out about the structure of an effective for and against essay in this video.


Delivering Effective Presentations

Go to the final unit in Upgrading Your Grammar and learn the grammar that will help you deliver presentations accurately and effectively.


Having accurate stress and intonation is important when delivering a presentation. Watch this video to find out how!


Watch these two students go from an ineffective presentation delivery to an effective delivery in this short video.