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What is persuasive writing?

We all write differently according to the purpose of our writing. If compiling a shopping list, for example, you have nobody but yourself to persuade that you need bananas; just …

Tell us what you think

Well done on completing Week 6 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

Tell us what you think

Well done on completing Week 6 of the Preparing for University course. Please click the following link to evaluate this weeks’ content – it should take no more than 3 …

Reviewing what you have written

To get the most out of this, you need to have a good gap between this step and the previous step. Reviewing your writing is always better and more productive …

Top tips

Here are some top tips for you from undergraduates who have just completed their first year.

Top tips from this week

Top tips from this week. It is first important to understand what the essay question/statement is asking of you. Unpick the question or statement, and then set out your argument. …

Writing paragraphs: Examples

Below are a series of poorly constructed paragraphs and possible solutions. Put yourself in the place of a teacher. Criticise the structure of each paragraph and suggest how it might …

Seeking help with feedback

Feedback on assignments is one of the points where you get personal attention on the work you produce. This is because many university classes are very large and you won’t …

Top tips

Here are some top tips for you from undergraduates who have just completed their first year.

Undergraduate views on structure

Given what you have heard, is there anything you could do to help yourself prepare for the transition to a university-style essay?

Seminar about structure

Do the students in this video raise similar points that you have thought about? Do you agree with what they are saying? How would you answer the questions the lecturer …
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