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Three ways to improve your academic writing

While an in-depth knowledge of your subject area is key to meeting the course aims, so are good academic writing skills. These allow you to express your arguments clearly and logically. Here are three ways you can develop your academic writing with Brighton Student Skills Hub:

  • Book a one-to-one tutorial with the academic skills tutor from your school. These sessions focus on your writing and academic skills, and tutors can also help you review feedback on your academic writing from semester one.
  • Sign up for the Writing Advisory Service (WAS) to get online feedback on your academic writing as you work on your next assignment. An experienced academic tutor will comment on the organisation and clarity of your ideas, as well as your academic style and frequent language mistakes to help you identify where you can improve your work going forward.
  • Make use of the new Academic Writing Guides to help you at each stage of the writing process, from analysing a title, to proof reading you work before submission.

In addition to the support provided by Brighton Student Skills Hub, your university library has staff who are specialist librarians in a particular subject area. Ask them for guidance on searching for sources and referencing in your subject area.

Sarah Herbert • February 28, 2023

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