Rock your first assignment
9 October 2017 - Nick Boothroyd
Planning, producing and handing in your first assignment can seem a bit daunting so we’ve put together a quick three step guide to introduce the library and help you to achieve academic glory.
Step one – find the library
The Library is key to your success at University, it’s open 24/7, all year round and gives you access to thousands of resources, an Academic Librarian for your course and workshops to support your studies.
It’s currently Libraries Week so there’s no better time to check it out.
Step two – develop your academic powers
Once you’ve discovered the library, check out Skills for Learning which supports your study here as well as your future employability.
There are useful web resources, workshops and tutorials on academic communication, maths, research and IT skills.
During semester one they are also offering study mentoring for new students. Helpful and friendly advice is available from successful students on planning assignments, using the Library, academic writing and referencing.
To apply for this mentoring just fill in this form.
Step three – submit your assignment and breathe
When you’ve completed your amazing assignment you can often submit it online.
Most lecturers or course teams set up assignments in your MyBeckett modules, including an assessment description, due date and other guidelines.
Submissions are usually via Blackboard or Turnitin which also provides an originality/similarity report showing text matches with sources such as websites, journals and work by other students. This helps you to correct any referencing issues and improve your academic writing.
If you need more help, the Assignment Survival Guide has some more useful online submission advice.