Studying Effectively


Writing for university assignments is probably going to be different from what you’ve been used to so far. Whether it’s an essay, lab report, dissertation or other task, your module handbook will tell you what’s expected and how you’ll be assessed, whilst the guidance here will help you develop your skills and your own style.

“I had a discipline change and had to shift the way I write, because the writing for history is different from the way you would write for other disciplines” - Laura Theobald, PG student

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Writing tasks at university


Understanding the many forms of writing at University

Strategies for writing


Managing your writing with limited time

Referencing and citing


Correctly crediting your sources



Avoiding plagiarism


Maintaining integrity in your work

Resources available to you

Further support with writing


Studying Effectively

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