Essay Success

Take a look at our selection of eLearning content designed to help you write your essay.

Understanding your assessment brief

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In Understanding an assessment brief you will learn about the different parts of the assessment brief, how to use your assessment brief to plan and complete your assessments and where to get help if you don’t understand the assignment brief.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

Introduction to Library Search

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In Introduction to Library Search you will learn about how to select keywords and create search strategies to find information efficiently, how to locate the materials in the Library and how to analyse search results and select the relevant items to explore.

Estimated duration is 10 minutes.

Reading and notetaking

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In Academic reading and note making you will learn about different ways to approach note making, academic reading techniques and tips for digital note making.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Evaluating sources

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In Evaluating Sources you will learn about appraising and evaluating the information you find to check for issues of Credibility, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Using evidence in your work

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In Using evidence in your work you will learn how to paraphrase and summarise evidence correctly in your writing, why it’s important to use in text citations and when to use direct quotations

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Tools for good academic writing

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In Your tools for good academic writing you will learn about using an appropriate style for academic writing, writing objectively and with caution, showing the connections between your ideas and the importance of drafting and editing.

Estimated duration is 40 minutes.

Approaching your essay

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In Approaching your essay you will learn how and when to get started with your first draft, how to structure paragraphs and essays, what to include in an introduction and conclusion and how you can use evidence to write objectively.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

Using Microsoft Word to format your essay

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In Using Microsoft Word to format your essay you will learn how to use the tools in MS Word to format your assessments. Topics include fonts, line spacing, paragraph alignment, indentations, margins, numbering, headers and footers, footnotes, spelling and grammar and word count.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

Using APA 7th Edition

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In Creating references using APA 7th Edition you will learn what the APA 7th style looks like in your work, how to use in-text citations, what you reference list is for and how to format you references.

Proofreading and editing

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In Proofreading and editing you will learn about rhe purpose of proofreading your work and useful techniques for proofreading and editing. 

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.

After you have completed the eLearning you can attempt a short quiz to test your knowledge of proofreading and editing. Click on the 'Try the quiz' link below to enrol on the Blackboard module and get started.

How to e-Submit your work for marking

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In How to eSubmit your work for marking you will learn how to submit a draft assignment, what an Originality Report is and how to findand interpret it, how to submit your work for marking and how to access your grades and feedback.

Estimated duration is 15 minutes.