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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

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Our next Writing Cafe will focus on:

Structuring your writing: controlling your ideas for a better discussion

Wed 29 Oct, 2.00-3.30 pm 

Carrington 201

This session will focus on ways to structure your academic writing, including deciding on a structure and planning your writing. Bring along any writing you are working on for practice.

All welcome, no need to book.

 

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