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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?


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 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?

6 Steps to Assignment Success

Got an essay to write? Don't know where to start? This eLearning will take you through the 6 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?

We have guidance on the different types of assessment you may need to complete including essays, presentations, exams, scientific writing, posters, literature reviews and reports.

There are also some study skills that will help you to get higher marks. These are reflective writing, reading and notetaking, academic writing, critical thinking and proofreading.

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

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.


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

10. Have you found the work overwhelming?

Studying can be tough, you need to make sure you look after your health and wellbeing.