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Prewriting

Making the leap into academia

Writing essays at undergraduate level - where do I begin?

Essay terms definition worksheet

 

You can also watch our short video below:

 

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.

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

Structure

 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 watch our short videos 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.

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.

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

 

 

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 the 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. 

 

Literature review

Critical literature review techniques

 

External links and resources:

This guide Starting a literature review produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about the process of a literature review and how to get started.

This guide Undertaking a literature review produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading looks at how much reading you should be doing for your literature review and looks at how to organise your information.

This guide Developing your literature review produced by University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about how to analyse critically and how to write your discussion section. 

 

 

Dissertation

‌You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

This guide Doing the research produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about planning and structuring your research.

This guide Generating ideas and forming a question  produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information on what a dissertation looks like, how to find a topic and then how to produce a question for your dissertation.

This guide ‌Writing up your dissertation produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about time management.

Prewriting

Making the leap into academia

Writing essays at undergraduate level - where do I begin?

Essay terms definition worksheet

 

You can also watch our short video below:

 

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.

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

Structure

 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 watch our short videos 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.

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.

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

 

 

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 the 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. 

 

Literature review

Critical literature review techniques

 

External links and resources:

This guide Starting a literature review produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about the process of a literature review and how to get started.

This guide Undertaking a literature review produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading looks at how much reading you should be doing for your literature review and looks at how to organise your information.

This guide Developing your literature review produced by University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about how to analyse critically and how to write your discussion section. 

 

 

Dissertation

‌You can also watch our short video below.

 

External links and resources:

This guide Doing the research produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about planning and structuring your research.

This guide Generating ideas and forming a question  produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information on what a dissertation looks like, how to find a topic and then how to produce a question for your dissertation.

This guide ‌Writing up your dissertation produced by the University Study Advice team at the University of Reading provides information about time management.