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Writing at University

In this academic writing guide we focus on different methods and techniques that you can use to improve your writing to achieve better marks within your assignments.  

Use the links in the side-navigation bar to access further information about each topic. These pages contain written guidance, downloadable resources and access to videos and relevant podcasts.  

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By using these guides you will:  

  • Understand methods and techniques that can be used in academic writing. 
  • Develop an understanding of what is meant by the marking criteria. 
  • Increase your awareness of different mindsets for academic writing and how they can help you. 
  • Understand what formal writing techniques and grammar are expected in higher education.   
  • Identify reading and resources that can help you develop your academic writing skills further.