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Making the Leap into Academia

Writing Essays at Undergraduate Level - Where do I begin?

Essay Terms Definition Worksheet

 

External links and resources:

OWL prewriting website page created by the English Department at Purdue University, lists the different techniques to help you start to writing.

OWL writer's block website page created by the English Department at Purdue University, has useful techniques to help you get pen to paper.

Writing

Essay Writing

Top 10 Tips for Writing an Essay 

Researching and Writing at an Advanced Level

How to Edit your Writing

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Literature Reviews

Critical Literature Review Techniques

For more information regarding Literature Reviews please visit our Dissertation page which has useful external links and resources available.

 

Report Writing 

How to Write a Report

What to include when discussing a Study or Experiment (colour coded version)

What to include when discussing a Study or Experiment (numbered version)

 

You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

Essay Terms Explained is a useful glossary of terms that are used in essay questions by Student Learning Development at University of Leicester.

Manchester Academic Phrasebank  created by John Morley at The University of Manchester, has lots of examples and can help with thinking critically, structuring and dissertations. 

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) created by the English Department at Purdue University, also has many writing resources and material available to use.  You can watch our short video below.

Structure

 You can watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

Helpful guide to essay writing by Vivien Perutz at Anglia Ruskin University includes information on how to write in a descriptive, argumentative or an evaluative style and also has a useful model for essay structure.

This Structuring your report leaflet by University of Reading includes information about how to structure your report and how to decide where information goes.

Structure of a General Expository Essay is a useful guide by CLRC Writing Center at Sanata Barbara City College, that outlines how to compose your own argument, research or even descriptive essay.

 

 

 

Critical Writing

The Difference between Descriptive and Critical Writing

Thinking Critically at University 

Critical Writing at University

 

You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

‌This Critical Reading towards Critical Writing website page by University of Toronto, offers information about critical reading and researching.

This Critical Reading Techniques website page by Online Student Support Services at The Open University, offers in detail critical reading techniques which takes25 minutes to complete.

This Critical Thinking Checklist handout by Study Success at The University of Sussex, identifies what steps you need to follow when thinking critically. 

This Tips for Writing a Critical Essay website page by Learning Development at Plymouth University has a list of do's and don'ts. 

 

Punctuation/Grammar

Punctuation and Grammar

 

You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

This Punctuation guide by Study Advice and Maths Support at University of Reading, summarises the most common uses of punctuation.

This Sentences and Paragraphs guide by Study Advice and Maths Support at University of Reading, summarises how to use sentences and paragraphs within academic writing.

This Writing Style and Proofreading guide by Study Advice and Maths Support at University of Reading, looks at writing in an academic style and how to proofread work.

 

Grammarly which can be added to Chrome for free can help identify grammatical mistakes.

 

Guidance for Annotated Bibliographies

For detailed information and guides about our referencing systems please visit the library website pages

Prewriting

Making the Leap into Academia

Writing Essays at Undergraduate Level - Where do I begin?

Essay Terms Definition Worksheet

 

External links and resources:

OWL prewriting website page created by the English Department at Purdue University, lists the different techniques to help you start to writing.

OWL writer's block website page created by the English Department at Purdue University, has useful techniques to help you get pen to paper.

Writing

Essay Writing

Top 10 Tips for Writing an Essay 

Researching and Writing at an Advanced Level

How to Edit your Writing

‌ 

 

Literature Reviews

Critical Literature Review Techniques

For more information regarding Literature Reviews please visit our Dissertation page which has useful external links and resources available.

 

Report Writing 

How to Write a Report

What to include when discussing a Study or Experiment (colour coded version)

What to include when discussing a Study or Experiment (numbered version)

 

You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

Essay Terms Explained is a useful glossary of terms that are used in essay questions by Student Learning Development at University of Leicester.

Manchester Academic Phrasebank  created by John Morley at The University of Manchester, has lots of examples and can help with thinking critically, structuring and dissertations. 

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) created by the English Department at Purdue University, also has many writing resources and material available to use.  You can watch our short video below.

Structure

 You can watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

Helpful guide to essay writing by Vivien Perutz at Anglia Ruskin University includes information on how to write in a descriptive, argumentative or an evaluative style and also has a useful model for essay structure.

This Structuring your report leaflet by University of Reading includes information about how to structure your report and how to decide where information goes.

Structure of a General Expository Essay is a useful guide by CLRC Writing Center at Sanata Barbara City College, that outlines how to compose your own argument, research or even descriptive essay.

 

 

 

Critical Writing

The Difference between Descriptive and Critical Writing

Thinking Critically at University 

Critical Writing at University

 

You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

‌This Critical Reading towards Critical Writing website page by University of Toronto, offers information about critical reading and researching.

This Critical Reading Techniques website page by Online Student Support Services at The Open University, offers in detail critical reading techniques which takes25 minutes to complete.

This Critical Thinking Checklist handout by Study Success at The University of Sussex, identifies what steps you need to follow when thinking critically. 

This Tips for Writing a Critical Essay website page by Learning Development at Plymouth University has a list of do's and don'ts. 

 

Punctuation/Grammar

Punctuation and Grammar

 

You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

This Punctuation guide by Study Advice and Maths Support at University of Reading, summarises the most common uses of punctuation.

This Sentences and Paragraphs guide by Study Advice and Maths Support at University of Reading, summarises how to use sentences and paragraphs within academic writing.

This Writing Style and Proofreading guide by Study Advice and Maths Support at University of Reading, looks at writing in an academic style and how to proofread work.

 

Grammarly which can be added to Chrome for free can help identify grammatical mistakes.

 

Guidance for Annotated Bibliographies

For detailed information and guides about our referencing systems please visit the library website pages