Online learning modules

Access the Academic Skills Hub on the University's LMS to complete an interactive learning module on the topic of your choice.

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    Academic style

    Academic English is a distinct language, and one you’re expected to write in at university. Understand how to identify, create and improve your academic style.

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    Building good paragraphs

    Understand paragraph structure, cohesion and coherence, and other elements that assist you to produce well-developed academic paragraphs.

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    Editing and proofreading

    Edit, proofread and format your writing, ensuring it is ready for submission.

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    Essay writing

    We break down the structure of an essay and show you how to do it well.

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    Examiners' expectations

    This module provides a brief introduction to thesis assessment criteria, which is essential knowledge to help you set goals and standards for your written thesis.

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    Following a writing process

    Taking a process approach to writing helps you to break your assignment down into manageable chunks and meet the expectations of your markers.

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    Preparing to write

    Start all writing assignments here. Unpack the requirements of your task, generate ideas, and make a plan to guide your research.

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    Referencing

    Why do we reference? What should be referenced? How can we apply an appropriate referencing style?

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    Reflective writing

    Reflective writing is a specific genre. This module explores the requirements of reflective writing and provides a model which you can use to write reflectively.

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    Structuring your argument and paper

    Pull together your thoughts and organise them into a coherent, cohesive structure that directly meets your task requirements.

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    The thesis writers' roadmap

    This module gives recommendations about which sections of the Thesis Writers' Community are most relevant at your stage of candidature.

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    The writing journey

    This module is about managing the task of writing a thesis, which for many will be the longest document you have yet undertaken. It will help you to manage time and writing routines and introduce you to approaches to ‘getting the writing done’ that others have found useful.

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    Thesis structure

    This module explains the classical structure of the thesis, as well as the many possible variations on this structure and when and why to choose them. It gives details about various thesis elements and tips on how to write them. Consult this module for information and guidance about expectations for the various thesis elements and how to achieve them.

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    Using sources

    You’ve done the research, but how do you integrate it seamlessly into your academic writing?

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