Writing a good assignment requires many different skills. Maybe you’re starting out and struggling to find relevant information, stuck with writer’s block and not sure how to structure your essay or nearing the end and having difficulty with referencing. Take a look at the following workshops and resources that may help.
Searching for information
Book for the workshop, Academic articles for your assignment: Where to start.
Look at the subject guides to identify what databases and journals are relevant to your topic. Subject guides often provide links to other useful resources as well. Most importantly subject guides will give you the contact details for your Subject Librarian. If you get stuck you can email them for suggestions.
Reading and writing
We have workshops to help develop your reading and writing skills:
- Reading effectively
- Essay writing: Analysing the question and planning
- Essay writing: Introductions, conclusions and paragraphs
- Paraphrasing, summarising and quoting
There’s online help with writing essays, case studies, lab reports, posters and presentations on the Writing and presenting page.
If you want a quick reminder about where to put full stops and dates in your references try Quickcite.