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Improve your paraphrasing skills

Improve your paraphrasing skills

Improve your paraphrasing skills  Paraphrasing is using your own words to express someone else’s message or ideas. In a paraphrase, the ideas and meaning of the original source must be maintained; the main ideas need to be expressed, but the wording has to be...
Academic Synthesis

Academic Synthesis

Academic Synthesis  What is synthesis? Synthesis is a key feature of analytical academic writing. It is the skill of being able to combine a number of sources in a clause, paragraph or text to either support an argument or refute it. We also synthesise sources to be...
Referencing Skills

Referencing Skills

WRITING / Reference Verbs / Reference List / Referencing  In-Text Referencing Terms & Conditions of Use When you use information from a text, you have to acknowledge it / state who said it.   Why? It’s not your idea, so you must give credit to the writer of the...
Reference Generators

Reference Generators

How to use www.citethisforme.com What is a ‘reference generator’? A reference generator or citation tool is a digital application that creates reference lists and in-text citations in all referencing systems. Reference Generator Video How to use...
Text Exploitation

Text Exploitation

How students can exploit a text to support their learning What are reading strategies? Reading strategies are explicit approaches and techniques to improve comprehension of a written text. These reading strategies include skimming, scanning, surveying, highlighting,...
Paragraph Analysis

Paragraph Analysis

 Academic Paragraphing What is paragraph analysis? Paragraph analysis is examining a paragraph to look at its features of construction. It’s a process of identifying how the topic sentence links to the paragraph through the development of the topic and...
Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

 Evaluating Academic Sources What is evaluating sources? Much of university life is based on good research skills. Of course, like all good skills it needs practice and strategies to be effective and efficient. At first, many students find it difficult to identify...
Harvard Reference List

Harvard Reference List

 Reference List (Harvard) The basic overview All the sources that you use in the main body of your text must be listed at the end of your essay; this is called a reference list and should be in alphabetical order. You need to include: The author (last name and...
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