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Preparing and Writing Your Assignments

You will find a wide range of resources and guidance through the following pages. Start with Skills@Cumbria, which provides advice and guidance on all aspects of your academic studies and if you need help, contact Skills Support.

Academic Skills

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dl_skills, orange cartoon of a head with a wand on top of it Skills@Cumbria The skills@cumbria website provides support on all aspects of academics skills from reading and writing for university to referencing and being critical. Access the site to see how we can help.
dl_support_appointment, orange cartoon of shaking hands Skills Support You can get individual support from our Academic Advisers, either through our email service, where you can get feedback on 500 words, or by booking a skype appointment. Click on Skills Support for more information.

Targeting Your Studying

Please see this video about how to target the work you are doing to meet the requirements of your module/assignments: Targeting your work (MP4)

Research Skills

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dl_dissertation, orange cartoon of 3 stacked pieces of paper and pen on top Dissertations and Research Dissertations offer you a great opportunity to investigate a topic of particular interest to you with a view to discovering new knowledge or practice. Don't forget that a dissertation must take a critical stance. 
dl_research, orange cartoon of a microscope Postgraduate Researchers Researching at postgraduate level needs all of the skills of undergraduate courses, but requires a higher level of understanding, greater independence and more specialised knowledge than undergraduate study. Discover the library resources, services and systems available for researchers at the University of Cumbria.
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