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Reading, note-taking and referencing

Much of what you will learn in your time at university will be as a result of your own independent research - reading books, journals and websites on your topic, making notes and using what you have learnt as evidence to support your arguments in seminars, presentations and written assignments. two students reading

Reading, note-taking and referencing is at the heart of all academic study. Knowing how to use other people's work selectively and appropriately is a fundamental academic discipline, and allows you to show where your work sits as part of a web of academic knowledge.

We also have a series of bitesize video tutorials on referencing:

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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...).

No need to book!

 

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