Whatever your subject, year or level of study, you will find a range of resources and web links here to help you with academic writing. Writing at university may seem different to other writing experiences you’ve had but it is important to realise that it is part of a process which you develop over time (and not overnight!).
By accessing the sources on these pages, you can improve your understanding of what is meant by academic writing and how you can develop and enhance your own writing.
- What is academic writing This guide offers a brief overview of what academic writing is and why it is important to understand some basic principles.
- Essay planning This guide offers advice upon how to break down your essay/assignment into manageable sections/chunks.
- Unpacking the assignment question A useful list explaining ‘direction’ words and terms commonly found in assignment titles.
- Essay analysis: self-help checklist Use this guide as a checklist when completing academic work.
- Proof-reading guide A short guide offering some practical tips to help with proof-reading.
- Academic writing guide:critical analysis explained This guide explains the difference between critical analysis and description. It is generic, and includes non-subject specific series of explanations.
- The University of Manchester have produced some useful information on note making/taking.
There are also further resources which you can access via the Learning Services section in Learning Edge. Please look for Learning Services – Academic support on your Learning Edge home page.
You can also come to the Ask desk, 1st floor, University Library, Ormskirk and speak to one of our specialist help team or book a one to one for more support.
If you have any questions please get in touch ehu.ac.uk/askus