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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...
Improve your paraphrasing skills

Improve your paraphrasing skills

Improve your paraphrasing skills  How to improve your paraphrasing skills X 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...
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 Terms & Conditions of Use How to exploit a text  Lead in What reading strategies have you learnt so far? How else could you use a text to support your learning? Where could you find an academic text that...
Paragraph Analysis

Paragraph Analysis

 Academic Paragraphing Terms & Conditions of Use Basic Paragraph Structure A basic paragraph should consist of four key parts. 1) Topic Sentence (sometimes called a paragraph leader). 2) Development (a detailed explanation of the topic. 3) Example (this can be...
Harvard Reference List

Harvard Reference List

WRITING / 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...
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