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Better safe than sorry: proofreading your work

This resource explores three vital elements to review when proofreading your work - flow, clarity and accuracy - and gives you a chance to learn about and apply some techniques to ensure that you check your work properly.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Citing it right: introducing referencing

This resource explores the principles behind referencing, highlighting why it is good academic practice. It outlines when and how you need to reference, and how to read a reference when following up a source listed on a reading list or bibliography.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: the A-Z of literature reviews

This resource will give you an introduction to literature reviews. It will also give you advice on what a good literature should include, and how to prepare for writing your literature review.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: CV structure and presentation

This resource explores the elements of a well presented and coherently structured CV, and illustrates how you can create a professional looking CV that will be easier for recruiters to read and make a positive first impression.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: researching the organisation

This resource highlights some of the key things you need to know about a role and an organisation before applying for a job, and provides some tips on where you can look to gather the evidence you need to make your application stand out.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: tailoring your CV

This resource examines how you can use the information you have about a role to highlight relevant skills, experience and attributes in your CV, making it easier for recruiters to see how you fit the role you are applying for.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: Writing an effective CV

Your CV is the first impression that a potential employer will get of you. These resources will take you through the process of researching the role to writing your CV; it will help you to produce a well-structured, tailored CV, that will highlight your relevant skills and experience.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Get a grip: understanding your task

This resource takes you through the process of analysing your assignment task to ensure that you're clear about what you're being asked to do, giving you some useful techniques to ensure that your work remains focused on directly addressing the question at hand.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Never a wasted word: writing your essay

This resource explores the purpose and process of writing an essay, highlighting how you can ensure that your themes run throughout your work, and that every section of your essay supports your argument to help your reader to understand your ideas.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Note making: capturing what counts

This resource looks at the purposes and contexts in which you make notes. It also provides an overview of different note-making techniques and which purpose theses techniques are most effective for.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Overcoming procrastination

These two online resources will help you to understand the roots of your own personal procrastination behaviour, and explore a range of strategies that you can try out to help you to overcome it and start getting things done!

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Strategies for dealing with procrastination

This resource examines some of the practical strategies that you can use to help you to overcome your procrastination.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Now or never? Understanding the procrastination cycle

This resource will help you to explore your own procrastination behaviour, and recognise how it is often rooted in certain negative thoughts and emotions.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Podcast: 12 tips for successful revision

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Podcast: Exam extra revision tips and resources

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Report writing

This resource explores key elements of producing a written report. Including, structure, purpose, language and referencing; It highlights important considerations to help you write clear and concise reports.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Format: Online tutorial

Start to finish: Referencing

This set of resources will show you how to reference different types of sources in your assignments. It will help you to cite, paraphrase and manage your references using tools such as EndNote, Endnote online and Mendeley.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Start to finish: revision

This set of resources will take you through the revision process from start to finish. It will help you to prioritise your revision effectively.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Study strategies for success

This resource explores different study preferences, offering a variety of strategies you can use to get the most out of your lectures, notes and revision according to how you work best to maximise your strengths and help you to become a more successful student.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

What's the big idea: developing and organising your argument

This resource outlines a five-step technique you can use to help you to identify what your main arguments are, and to organise your ideas into a coherent structure.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

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