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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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Study Advice will remain open for student appointments throughout the summer.

Come and chat if you want to discuss your dissertation or thesis, prepare for August exams, or develop your study practices so you're ready for a flying start next year.

You can book in person in Room 103 on the 1st floor of the Library, by phone on 0118 378 4242, or by email

studyadvice@reading.ac.uk

If you cannot come to campus, we may be able to give advice by email.

 

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