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Beginning Academic Writing
Help finding your argument
How to Argue by
Techniques and best practice for developing arguments within an academic context. Presents the principles that make a good argument. Gives examples and case studies to help students develop skills and techniques for arguing. 371.30281 BON.
Help selecting your dissertation or project topic and ensuring your project gets the best marks. Shows how to organise your thinking and get on the road to success.
Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on.
Looks at developing ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, through to utilising feedback.
Guidance and tips on searching for literature and referencing your sources in a scholarly manner, helping you to avoid plagiarism and to produce successful academic writing assignments.
Provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment; the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.
Turning a Research Question into a Research Strategy
Help with research proposals
Developing Effective Research Proposals by
Punch explains: What is a research proposal, who reads proposals and why, how to go about developing a proposal, and what a finished proposal might look like. Shelved at 300.72 PUN.
Help writing your dissertation
Cite Them Right by
Renowned guide for referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Easy to understand, providing clear and comprehensive coverage on how to reference correctly.
Dissertations and Project Reports by
Plan/Develop/Research/Write up advice for dissertations and project reports. Interactive activities, checklists and examples to help start your dissertation. 371.30281 COT.
Easy to read, helpful, to the point, not overly complex book on the dissertation process. Good for theatre students as not too technical or scientific or slanted towards any particular subject area. 808.02 COO.
Help evaluating your source
The timeliness (i.e. publication date, revision history) of the information.
Broken links or old dates indicate a source has not been updated recently.
The importance of the information for your needs.
Consider your audience and compare with a variety of sources.
The originating source (author, publisher, sponsor) of the information.
Check for contact information and the credentials of the author.
The reliability (source, evidence, truthfulness) of the information.
Think about the source and look for evidence of bias or error.
The reason (teach, sell, entertain) the information exists.
Identify the type of information (fact or opinion) and the intent of the author.