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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 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...