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Improve your essays, reports, projects and dissertations. You can access support online, by attending workshops, or by contacting us.

Planning, writing and editing your work

  • Writing for university
    Understand the principles and processes of writing at university in order to create a successful piece of work. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Assignment planner
    Use this tool to create a personalised schedule for each of your written assignments. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Reflective writing
    How reflective writing can help you with your learning, and methods to achieve this. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Report writing
    Understand the techniques of report writing, an important academic and workplace skill. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Technical report writing guide
    Understand some of the conventions of technical report writing, such as formatting and the use of technical data and language. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Literature reviews workbook
    An introduction to the process of writing a literature review that includes video guidance with perspectives from each faculty. (Source: UWE Bristol Library)
  • Academic writing
    Introduction to the different types of academic writing and how to get started on a written assignment. (Source: skills4study website)
  • Planning your writing
    How to plan your writing, group your information effectively, organise ideas and formulate a structure. (Source: skills4study website)
  • Developing your writing
    Develop your writing through a process of drafting and editing; overcome writer's block; use paragraphs effectively; use an appropriate writing style. (Source: skills4study website)
  • Improving your writing
    Take a positive attitude to study; find out what tutors expect from your work; evaluate your own work and your tutors' comments. (Source: skills4study website)
  • Writing for different subjects
    Each subject may have its own stylistic conventions. Explore writing styles and some of the academic conventions you may be expected to observe. (Source: skills4study website)

Formatting your work

Some brief advice on formatting your work (eg margin size, font size, line spacing, quoting your sources of information).

Face-to-face support

Study skills support from the Library

If you need help, eg with an assignment, you can ask at a library help desk or via the online enquiry service.

If your query can't be answered immediately, you may be referred to:

  • a study skills workshop
  • online study-skills materials
  • an English language workshop

You may also be offered an appointment with a specialist adviser. Appointments last around 20 minutes. When you are offered an appointment, please supply the following information:

  • what is the problem you are having?
  • what strategies have you already tried in order to address this?
  • what is your timescale?

Although help can be provided in checking assignments and advising how to overcome problems, this does not constitute a proof-reading service. Further guidance on checking of assignments.

Study skills support from your faculty

Study support specialists in your faculty may also provide one-to-one support.

English language skills

Writing tools

Applications to help you organise, collate and structure your writing in a visual way:

  • Mindview mind mapping software
    Use Mindview software to organise, collate and structure ideas and research in a visual way. Available to all on the UWE Bristol network.

Study skills events

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