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It's Academic Writing Month! Do you need help with your academic writing?

Don't worry, Leeds Beckett Library is on hand to help!

Academic Writing Month is an annual event aimed at helping you set and achieve your writing goals.  We have lots of help and support to guide you.

Student working in the library

No matter what level of study you’re at you may find yourself writing in styles that you may be unfamiliar with. For first years, first assignments can seem daunting – it can feel a long time since you last wrote an essay or you may be asked to write a report or critical evaluation and you are not sure where to start.

If you’re a second year you may be required to keep a reflective journal to document professional development whilst out on work placement and if you’re in your final year or studying at postgraduate level you will be embarking on your dissertations and final projects.

November is a busy writing month for everybody, but the Library is on hand to help! Our academic skills team offers help with writing your first essay, using the library to find resources and referencing correctly according to the University style guide. We provide online materials on the Skills for Learning website and Little Books on Essay Writing and Effective Writing which are available to download. This month the workshop programme also features online webinar sessions on critical thinking, how to plan and structure your essay and referencing.

We also offer support for second and third year students on writing dissertation proposals, as well as support from your academic librarians to help find appropriate materials for your final year project. Have a look at your Subject Support webpage.

There are also lots of eBook resources on our Library Catalogue to help you develop or refine your writing skills depending upon your level of study and make the most of the help on offer to ensure your academic success. 

If you have any queries, please do contact Offsite or the Library for additional support 24/7.  You can also search our frequently asked questions on the Distance Learners - Offsite web page.

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By Library Offsite Team
05 Mar 2021
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