Course work & assignments

Academic Skills for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Skills for assignments & course work - guides

The following guides have been created for you by the Student Learning Advisory Service. For more detailed guidance and to speak to one of our advisers, please book an appointment or join one of our workshops

Referencing & avoiding plagiarism (ALL students need to understand this)

Effective reading    

Note making     

Academic writing style   

Reflective writing    

Grammar, spelling & punctuation   

Editing & proofreading   

Maths, statistics & pharmacy calculations  

Completing assignments - guides

The Student Learning Advisory Service offers online appointments on assignment development. However, the following links to guides will help you to develop an understanding of what you might need to develop in order to complete assignments.  

Essay writing 

Difference between reports & essays

Report structure & tips (with examples of writing in the sciences and lab reports) 

Managing a research project   

Developing a research proposal           

Undergraduate dissertations          

Postgraduate research & dissertations   

What is a literature review

Writing a literature review 

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