Packed with advice, checklists and templates this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no nonsense style the guidance given in this book can be broken down into manageable chunks allowing you to work at your own pace.
Issues covered include: “Procrastination; “Planning your assignment; “Understanding your assignment question; “Researching your assignment; “Writing your assignment; “Referencing your assignment; “Managing your own well-being.
Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops, Monica Gribben has written this book to be as accessible as possible for students with dyslexia as they work through the many challenges that studying at university will present.
Features and materials include: “Helpful Hints; “Timetable cards; “Assignment checklists; “Frequently Asked Questions; “Exercises to help students develop study skills strategies
Downloadable electronic resources are available online to increase the accessibility of the materials provided. This book is the perfect guide for any student with dyslexia studying in higher education.
Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.
Chapter 7: Writing Your Assignment
Writing Your Assignment
This chapter helps you understand the processes involved in writing your assignment. It deals with practical points such as structure and academic language, and suggests ways of dealing with writer's block, so you can progress from your first draft to the finished product.
Try as we might, we'll never get away from having to write assignments at university. It's part and parcel of who we are as a student; it's mainly how we're assessed. Short, long, subjective, objective, graphical, scientific – different assignments require different things. Regardless of the style though, all assignments need planning and structure, and to be written in a language that's academically correct and acceptable. You've understood the point of your assignment, you've read, considered and ...