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Essays, reports and dissertations

Much of the work you will be asked to do at University is written. Written work is not only a way of communicating your understanding of a topic, but can also be a learning process in itself, prompting you to think about how to organise your knowledge and find new connections.

In this section you will find resources to help you develop your practices in different types of written assignment.

Understanding marking criteria

Video tutorial: Understanding marking criteria

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Reports

Dissertations

Literature reviews

Writing for science

Tips for scientific writing (University of Leeds)

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Our next Study Advice seminar is on:

Don't just Google it! Finding the reading you need

Wed 10 Feb, 2.00-3.00

URS 2n13

It's so easy to just Google a topic and hope you'll find the information you need for your assignment - but wait! Google will give you a million results and few will be appropriate to support academic writing.

This friendly seminar will discuss ways of researching for your assignments without resorting to Google (well, hardly ever...).

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