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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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Dissertations

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Study Advice will remain open on most weekdays throughout the vacation except when the University is closed. As our information desk may not be staffed at all times, it is advisable to book an appointment if you are travelling to campus. Contact us by phone

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