Academic writing is a central element of most degree programmes. It involves a wide range of skills. The resources on this page are designed to help you to explore and develop the skills necessary to succeed and improve when completing academic writing tasks.
The Writing Centre offers one-to-one appointments that are designed to aid all students to improve and develop their academic writing. Each appointment is either a 30 minute in-depth discussion with a qualified tutor, or can be conducted via email. In both cases a sample of the student's writing is submitted in advance. This service includes specialist appointments for PhD students. When operating in-person appointments, the service is based in the Harry Fairhurst wing of the University Library.
The links below are all to pages and resources that will help you to think about and develop your academic writing.
Academic writing is based on the reading of academic (and other suitable) sources. Navigating, exploring and extracting suitable information from these sources is difficult, but an essential skill in all degree programmes. The links and resources below are designed to help you as you investigate academic sources to find evidence for your academic writing.
Text Processing (or Word Processing) is a key part of academic writing. Click on this link for support with all aspects of this essential set of skills.
Dissertation writing is perhaps the most demanding element of many degree programmes. It requires a huge range of skills to be used successfully in order to gain a high grade. The resources below will help you to think about dissertation writing and develop relevant skills.
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