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Putting pen to paper: help with academic skills

With deadlines looming, thinking about tackling your academic work, either for the first time or after a period away from academic study, can be quite daunting. Please don’t worry! The Library’s Skills for Learning team provide a range of support so that you can brush up on your academic skills and become confident handing in assignments.
Have you seen their range of skills guides, available to read online or print off, on the Skills for Learning webpages? They include, for example, the Little Book of Essay Writing, and Quote Unquote to help with your referencing.
Little books

As Offsite students, you can view recordings of workshop sessions also available on the Skills for Learning webpages. See the Critical Thinking recording to help understand why it is important to build structured analysis in your work.

You can also search for a specific topic, such as “presentations”, in the A-Z.

Don’t forget the Skills for Learning podcast series that may help you with analysing quantitative datafor example!

If you are having difficulty accessing resources, finding information or you have a query about a reference, we would be more than happy to help you further. Please do contact us via chat (see our webpages), email ( or telephone (0113 812 6778).

Did you know you can keep track of our news via the Offsite Facebook page and Twitter?

Good luck everyone!

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05 Mar 2021
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