Smarthinking Online Tutoring for Writing

What is Smarthinking?

Smarthinking is UNSW's new and free online writing support service available for UNSW students seeking advice on enhancing writing skills. It is the only official online writing support at UNSW and is available 24/7, allowing you access to Smarthinking when you need it, whether it is late at night, on the weekends or during the holidays. 

Submit drafts of assignments and receive comprehensive feedback on all areas of writing with guidance on next steps within 24 hours, or connect to a Smarthinking tutor in a real-time session about writing. 


  • Official & Free | UNSW's only official online tutoring for writing and free for UNSW students.

  • Available 24/7 | Access Smarthinking when you need it, whether it is late at night, on the weekends or during the holidays.

  • Comprehensive & Fast Feedback | Submit your drafts to a Smarthinking tutor and receive detailed, personalised feedback within 24 hours.

  • Real-Time Support | Connect and work with a Smarthinking tutor in a live session about your writing.

  • Next Steps | Receive guidance and a summary of the next steps to take to achieve academic success in your writing.

How do I access Smarthinking?

  1. Visit the Smarthinking Moodle page below using the provided Self-Enrolment key.
  2. Complete the Access Survey.
  3. Once the survey has been completed, the link to Smarthinking will appear on the Moodle page.

Please understand that Smarthinking is being trialled this term and access may be paused at any time. Please check the Moodle page regularly for announcements.

 Smarthinking moodle site screenshot

Moodle Page:

Enrolment Key: SmarthinkingAccess

Further Information

If you have any questions about UNSW Smarthinking, please send your enquiries to