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Resitting? Resubmitting?

If you have got work to resubmit, or exams to resit, then it is essential you access support available to give yourself the best chance of passing this assessment. It is also important that you stop and think about why you might not have performed at your best. There are some questions for you to consider below, and some signposting to advice.

1. Have you read your feedback?

The following guide will help you to understand how to identify feedback so that you can make the best use of it.


Making the most of feedback

2. Have you been attending all of your sessions?

It is stating the obvious, but if you haven’t been attending, you will miss vital information. You need to tackle any problems that are preventing you attending. The advice services at the University, such as AskUS, the Student Union and your Personal Tutor, are here for you to access if you have issues outside the academic curriculum which are affecting you. Also, do keep checking your Blackboard modules for advice on resubmission, resit exams and any sessions running in preparation for the resit period.

3. Have you understood how to plan your time and not left assignments until the last minute?

Time management

Learn how to manage your time effectively will help you feel more relaxed, focused and in control.


Overcoming Procrastination (external link)

This resource is designed to provide you with some information about procrastination and some suggested strategies for how you can address this problem.


Overcoming Perfectionism (external link)

This resource is designed to help you understand what is helpful and unhelpful about being a perfectionist.


4. Have you clearly understood the referencing system and avoided plagiarism in assignments?

Referencing

You need to reference the sources you use in your academic work. Take the stress out of referencing by checking out the information and resources we have for you. Learn more


Plagiarism

Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s work and presenting it as your own. Whether you have done this accidentally or deliberately, it is considered academic misconduct. Learn more

5. Do you know how to plan, research, write and proofread your work?

5 Steps to Essay Success

Got an essay to write? Don't know where to start? This eLearning will take you through the 5 main steps to essay success. Learn more


Avoid plagiarism and gett better marks

This online resource introduces how to paraphrase, summarise, quote, in-text cite and reference in order to avoid plagiarism and get better marks. Learn more

6. Have you been using quality academic sources through the Library Search?

The starting point for searching for information is Library Search, the Library Catalogue at Salford. Library Search gives you access to books, e-books, journal articles, databases and much more that you won't find through just searching online. Full details of how to use Library Search are available in the finding and understanding information section of this website. If you want to get started straight away go to Library Search.

7. Have you been properly planning and structuring your work?

Writing your assignment

An assignment is something you’ll be asked to produce as part of your course, and is usually assessed. There are many different types of assignment, so make sure you understand which kind you have been told to do. This guide will give you some tips to help you get started.


Critical analysis of a journal article

During your time at university, it is likely that you will be asked to critique or analyse a journal article. But what does this actually mean? In order to write a critical analysis of an article, you need to take several things into consideration - this guide will take you through them.


Reflective writing

It is likely that you will be asked to write at least one reflective essay. Many students find this difficult, because reflective writing is quite different from other assignments and discussing your own feelings and performance in academic work can be tricky at first. This help guide will take you through the process of producing a reflective essay.


Reviewing Literature and Paraphrasing

Whether it is part of a larger assignment, or a standalone piece in itself, a literature review covers the process of reading, reviewing, and evaluating a selection of sources about a particular topic. You are being asked to look at what other authors have said and to analyse and assess their contributions. This guide will help you to get started.


Scientific Report Writing

A report is the result of an investigation, experiment, or research that presents the findings in one document. You may be asked to write a short report of 1000 words, or you might undertake a research project of 20,000 words (or more). This guide explains how is a report different from an essay and outlines what information you should include.

8. Have you understood what ‘critical thinking’ means?

Critical analysis of a journal article

During your time at university, it is likely that you will be asked to critique or analyse a journal article. But what does this actually mean? In order to write a critical analysis of an article, you need to take several things into consideration. This guide will look at these things in detail.

9. Have you understood how to revise and approach your exam?

Approaching Exams

Understand how to prepare and produce a well written discussion or argument on a given topic.

Revision

Understand how to prepare and produce a well written discussion or argument on a given topic.

10. Have you found the work overwhelming?

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