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Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS): Academic Writing

Enhancing academic practice, writing development and study skills

Academic Writing Resources

 Proof reading toolkit

Work through our interactive guide to improving your language and grammar.


  Editing and proof reading

Download our PDF guide on how to get started on your assignment taken from the Higher Education Assignment Toolkit (HEAT)

  • How to edit and proof read your writing
  • Checklist to help you edit and proofread
  • Understanding feedback from your tutors
  • Proofreading (Checking your work)

  Understanding the Assignment and getting started 

Download our PDF guide on how to get started on your assignment taken from the Higher Education Assignment Toolkit (HEAT)

• Understanding the assignment title
• What is the assignment looking for?
• Making the connections and developing ideas
• Making a start


   Planning the structure 

Download our PDF guide on how to plan your assignment taken from the Higher Education Assignment Toolkit (HEAT)

• What are the benefits of planning the structure?
• How to make an essay plan
• Free writing
• Starting or developing writing
• A basic essay structure
• Report writing

 Essay structure templates

Download our essay structure templates to guide your approach

 See our more detailed pages on Reading and finding information


  Turning Reading into Writing: 5 minute bitesize video tutorial

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  How to summarise, paraphrase and use quotations  

See p.58 of our PDF guide on writing your assignment taken from the Higher Education Assignment Toolkit (HEAT)


  How to read and critique a journal article: 10 minute bitesize video tutorial

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  *Coming soon* Bitesize video on How to paraphrase and use direct quotations.

  Finding your critical voice: 5 minute bitesize video tutorial

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  Structuring a paragraph  

See p.50 of our PDF guide on writing your assignment taken from the Higher Education Assignment Toolkit (HEAT)


  Introductions and conclusions  

See p.49 of our PDF guide on writing your assignment taken from the Higher Education Assignment Toolkit (HEAT)

  How to cite and reference: 5 minute bitesize video tutorial

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  DMU Harvard Referencing Guide 

Download the DMU Harvard Referencing Guide


  Writing Reports 

Download our PDF guide on writing reports.


  Verbal Presentations

Download our PDF guide on verbal presentations.

  Writing Reports : 5 minute bitesize video tutorial

Download a transcript of the video below

 

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