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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 last Writing Cafe of the term will focus on:

Editing and proof-reading

Wed 3 December

Carrington 201, 2.00-3.30

Editing and proof-reading are often seen as a luxury, but they can make a real difference to your marks! This session will focus on good techniques for these. Bring any writing you are currently working on to put it into practice. 

All welcome - no need to book!

 

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