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Academic Writing Month

November is AcWriMo – Academic Writing Month! An annual event aimed at helping you set and achieve your writing goals, with Leeds Beckett Library on hand to help.

Published on 01 Nov 2018
Student writing 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 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.

So 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 and in the libraries or campus shops. The workshop programme also features sessions on Essay Writing, Report Writing, and Writing Dissertations.

We also offer support for second and third year students on writing dissertation proposals>, and even offer individual meetings with academic librarians and tutors to help find appropriate materials for your final year project.

If you're a PhD student why not come along to our next Research Cafe on 13 November 13:00-14:30 in LSB104 to discuss different approaches to writing, blogging and writing for networking as well the usual opportunity to share and discuss your work. Book via MyHub and bring your own lunch - tea/coffee will be provided.

There are also lots of resources on our Library Catalogue so AcWriMo is definitely the time to either start, 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.

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