Close-up of hand with pencilNo one comes into this world with the skills to write good essays and reports; these are skills that are built up gradually.  And they can only be developed with practice.  Seek opportunities to build up your skills by allowing adequate time to write draft after draft of a report or essay until the work you hand in for assessment is as good as you can reasonably manage.  But aim to strike a balance; submit the best work you can manage for a reasonable expenditure of time and effort.

The writing skills module in skills4studycampus offers advice on writing in an academic style suitable for essays and assignments, and practical guidance on how to structure your ideas and improve your written work.

Topics include

  • Academic writing
  • Planning your writing
  • Developing your writing
  • Improving your writing
  • Writing for different subjects

Explore the module and start developing the writing skills you need.