Writing at University

Developing good academic skills is key to succeeding at University.

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to referencing

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In Introduction to referencing learn what referencing is, why it is important, the types of information you need to reference and how to identify what you are referencing.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

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

Critical Writing

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In Critical writing you will learn about what critical thinking is, how to critically analyse, the benefits of critical thinking and the difference between critical and descriptive writing.

Estimated duration is 20 minutes.

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.

Introduction to reflective writing

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In Introduction to reflective writing you will learn what reflective writing is, how to write reflectively and you will be introduced to a useful model for helping you to reflect.

Estimated duration is 4 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.