Academic Reading

Being able to read quickly and effectively is a key skill when studying at university.

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Academic Vocabulary

Academic vocabulary is really important to develop if you want to be able to write more accurately.

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Building an Argument

Building an argument is the ability to analyse, research, select, organise and develop ideas in order to present your readers with a clear point of view supported by evidence.

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Coherence

Coherence is when the ideas in your writing are logically connected and flow naturally from one to another.

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Cohesion

Cohesion is the way you use language to connect your ideas and show the progression of your argument.

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Criticality

Criticality is the ability to look at a piece of writing and identify different positions and biasses within it.

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Genre Analysis

Genre analysis is the ability to identify different styles and types of writing based on their purpose or discipline.

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Lab Reports

The lab report is an example from the genre family of methodology recounts. Its aim is to describe the methods, procedures and experimental findings of research conducted by the student.

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Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing is a key skill to integrate sources effectively into your writing.

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Summarising

Summarising is the ability to take longer pieces of text and express them in a shorter form in your own words.

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Synthesising

Synthesising is the ability to integrate different sources effectively into your writing.

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