For a list of written help guides and recorded webinars on a variety of subjects please go to:
guides - Writing Development - Guides at University of Lincoln
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Library/Subject guides/Writing Development/skillsforstudy
Skills for Study is an interactive resource based on The Study Skills Handbook, and covers a range of academic skills including referencing, note-taking, critical thinking and exam skills. (See a full list of topics and modules covered).
Skills for Study is designed to help you develop your study skills at your own pace. Each module includes diagnostic tests, and exercises and activities to help you measure your progress, become more confident and get the most out of your course.
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Functional Skills are qualifications designed to help adults develop their essential maths and English skills in order to apply them in work and everyday life. Functional Skills qualifications are nationally recognised qualifications and level 2 is equivalent to GCSE 4 – 9 (A* – C).
Main points, details and comparing texts
Identify implicit and inferred meaning
Textual features and devices and vocabulary (formality and bias)
Reference materials and organisational features
Your potential as a presenter, the 1st attempt, knowing your audience, practising and preparation, visual aids, overcoming your nerves, giving the talk, FAQs.
Presentations are a great way of communicating all kinds of information to a wide range of audiences. Effective presentations can provide an engaging way to present ideas, invite questions and clarify areas of confusion.
These are Student Wellbeing Podcasts. They are short and easy to follow guides on a variety of topics including assertiveness, exam stress and procrastination.
Writing style and writer's voice
Punctuation (full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, colons, inverted commas, apostrophes (possessive and omission) quotation marks.
Words - improve your writing 1: words (recorded webinar - 26 minutes)
Sentences - improve your writing 2: sentences (recorded webinar - 33 minutes)
Paragraphs - improve your writing 3: paragraphs (recorded webinar - 23 minutes)
Using paragraphs - Examine how to construct paragraphs
Tips and tricks for spelling correctly - BBC Bitesize
Conjunctions - Linking ideas together
Descriptive writing- purpose
Descriptive writing guide- narrative
Example of a blog- Grains of Knowledge the University of Lincoln Library Blog