Making the transition to a new way of studying and writing after finishing school can be a challenge and will require new academic skills. Below are some resources and videos which will help to develop these skills, and build the confidence to tackle university assignments.
Planning and structuring an essay
Most subjects require some level of academic writing throughout a course. Whether students are new to essay writing or have had some practice, it's good to be aware of how university-level essays will differ from school assignments, and to begin preparing for this transition. Watch our video or read our short guide for more information.
Introduction to referencing
Referencing is a key part of all academic writing at university level and is often a new skill to learn. Referencing allows students to support an argument by acknowledging the sources used, which enables the reader to track down those resources. It is crucial in avoiding plagiarism, so find out more about the different styles of referencing and how to use them.
Learn about reflective writing
Reflective writing is an increasingly important part of academic study.
Understand plagiarism and how to avoid it
Our plagiarism guide provides some top tips and resources to use to avoid it.