Posts tagged: assignment

Struggling to get motivated with your studies?

21 May 2020


I am a runner. I run because it’s important for my mental and physical health and my overall aim is to get fit. During my regular morning run there are lots of obstacles in my way like dog poo, overhanging branches, low-lying bushes, wheelie bins, people and their dogs, squirrels and bumps in the pavement. Some days are really tough and I feel like my legs are made of concrete. I look up and my end point seems so far away and like I’m never going to reach it. Doing your academic work is a lot like running; it can be hard to get started, sometimes you feel like you’re not getting anywhere or your progress is really slow and it feels like you’re never going to finish that assignment/trimester/degree. Being off campus can be challenging too when you’re not interacting with your tutors and classmates as usual. So, what can we do to get started and stay motivated? Here are my top 3 tips to set you on your way: read more

Assignment feedback: the good, the bad and the ugly…

10 April 2017

Catherine Tomlin

Catherine explains how to use your feedback.

So you’ve received your assignment mark and feedback. Happy? Disappointed? Shocked?

 

 

 

Here are a few tips on making use of feedback so your next essay is epic!

 

Don’t ignore your feedback. Your tutor has spent time explaining how you can improve. Although criticism is hard to take, it is the best way to learn and develop.

Confused by your feedback? Use our Feedback Glossary for commonly used feedback terms. Alternatively, get in touch with your tutor to discuss. read more

What sorts of information do I need?

29 October 2015

Have you got an assignment and are thinking of heading to the Library to look for information to help you write it?

Excellent! The Library is a great place to start your research.

You probably already know that the Library has books and journals and encyclopaedias and reports and all sorts of other useful things, and that you can find them online too.

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But are you wondering what these all things are, when you need them, what you should use them for, and how to find them?
 
See our eLearning – Types of information sources for your assignments.

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