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Glossary of Directive Words

Wondering what it means when you are asked to analyse something? What about critically evaluate, discuss or identify. Our glossary of directive words will help you understand what you are being asked to do.

Format: eLearning


All about plagiarism

This resource explores what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Introduction to referencing

This resource explores what referencing is and why and how you do it.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Assignment Success Step 1 - Analyse and Plan

Are you struggling to know how to get started with your assignment? The first step is to ANALYSE and PLAN. In this short eLearning course you will learn how to identify the instruction and key words in the question and how to use those to plan how you will answer it.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 30 minutes


Assignment Success Step 2 - Search and Evaluate

The second step to assignment success is to SEARCH for information and EVALUATE the useful of the sources you find.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 30 minutes


Assignment Success Step 3 - Read and Make Notes

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things you have found to read, our introduction to academic reading and note taking will guide you through some simple techniques to help you focus your time and get the most out of the material you have found.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 30 minutes


Assignment Success Step 4 - Write your Essay

You have planned, searched, read and made great notes. If you have done these stage well, you should have a clear idea about how you will answer the question and what your main arguments are. Now you need to WRITE YOUR ESSAY!

Format: eLearning | Duration: 30 minutes


Assignment Success Step 5 - Review and Submit

The hard work is done. You now need to learn how to proof read and submit your work.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 30 minutes


Assignment Feedback - Glossary of Terms

Sometimes markers give you feedback and you have no idea what it means! This glossary explains some of the most common things along with suggested actions to consider and related resources.

Format: eLearning


Advanced Library Search

This eLearning will help you to use the advanced features of Library Search.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Avoid plagiarism and get 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.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Academic and essay writing mistakes that can cost you

In this short guide you will learn about the 7 academic and essay writing mistakes are poor academic practice, can lose you marks and impact on your final degree classification.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


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.

Format: eLearning


Doing a Literature Review

This eLearning will take you through the different stages of doing a literature review.

Format: eLearning


Presentation Skills

Have you been asked to deliver a presentation? This short course will help you to learn how to deliver a presentation well and show you some of the things you should try to avoid doing.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 15 minutes | Contains audio


Assess your skills

You may find it useful to assess your information finding skills. We have created a short skills assessment that will guide you to sources of further help and guidance where needed.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 15 minutes


Types of information

This eLearning will help you understand what information sources are available to you, when to use them and how to find them. It has been designed to allow you to dip in and out as you need.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 25 minutes


Planning ahead: making your search work

This resource explores the process of planning a search to ensure that you get the best results for your work. It also highlights techniques you can use to refine your searches if you don’t get the results you expect first time around.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 25 minutes


Set up your device ready for learning

Choose your device and learn how to access your University email, save your work, connect to the University Wi-Fi, access Blackboard Mobile and more.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 10 minutes


Critical Analysis

This eLearning will introduce you to critical analysis and help you to understand the difference between descriptive and critical writing.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 15 minutes | Contains audio


Social Media tools for learning

Here is a quick introduction to some handy Social Media tools for learning.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 5 minutes