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Writing dissertations – available resources 

Writing dissertations – available resources 

Many students are working on their dissertations now, so this post is a reminder of the dissertation-related resources we have available on the Study Hub Blog. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re already almost finishing your dissertation, these posts can provide guidance and information.  


If you’re looking for general tips on how to write a good dissertation, some of the academic staff from our University have shared their insights in this post:  

What makes a good dissertation?  

Learning Resources also provide guidance on Dissertations and research projects 


If you’re looking for advice related to reading, the following two posts provide information and advice on how to prepare for and manage all the reading that you have to do for your dissertation.  

Reading and researching for assignments: before you begin 

Reading and researching for assignments: managing the sources 


If you’re working on your literature review, this post can help:  

Literature review: the process 

There are also further resources available on the Learning Resources Literature review page.  


And if you’re just finishing up or looking over the formal requirements for your dissertation, check out this post – it looks at some effective proofreading and editing strategies  

Pearls from Beryl: proofreading and editing 

The Learning Resources pages also provide further guidance on Editing and proofreading and good Academic standards,including how to avoid plagiarism and how to reference properly.  




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