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Preparing for your coursework: Preparations for writing your assignment

Preparing for your coursework

Steps to follow

Academic writing process
                                   Diagram showing tasks to carry out before starting your writing assignment or essay.

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Understanding your question or topic

Finding information on databases

Reading for understanding and writing

Academic sources

Academic integrity


Academic Liaison Librarians

For assessed assignments and projects, ask your Academic Liaison Librarian for help with:

  • finding relevant resources

  • accessing resources

  • evaluating resources

  • referencing

You can book an appointment to meet with your Academic Liaison Librarian through the link on your Subject Guide via the Library web pages.

You can also get in touch by email: 

For general enquiries, Library Services offers a Live Chat during staffed hours; look for the Chat button on the Library webpages. 


Academic Mentors 

Academic Mentors are available to help you with your assessed work. Their input can help you to gain a better understanding of what's required in terms of academic writing skills and structuring essays. The Academic Mentors can provide tips on study skills such as how to revise more effectively, how to manage your time, or help you understand something that was covered in a lecture.

Find out who the Academic Mentors for your School are.