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Words commonly found in essay questions

Words commonly found in essay questions

  The following words are frequently found in essay questions:   Discuss: considerate and debate pros and cons of a topic, by making comparisons and examining differences. Enumerate: list ideas, reasons, things, etc. Evaluate: give your opinion or the opinion of an expert, showing evidence…

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Build your vocabulary. Agreement and disagreement in academic argument.

Build your vocabulary. Agreement and disagreement in academic argument.

BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY   AGREE DISAGREE to agree to propose agreement to concede to accept to be accepted to support to form consensus to endorse to embrace x is a proponent of…. to take a stance for/on behalf of to prevail (X’s view prevails) to…

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Have you got a question for us?

Have you got a question for us?

Wondering what to do to get support with your assignment?  Having trouble getting started with your work?  We now have a frequently asked questions page which gives the answers to these and other questions which students regularly ask.  If you have a question, it’s worth…

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Are you looking to develop your academic skills, but can’t make it in for a workshop? Look no further – we can help!

Are you looking to develop your academic skills, but can’t make it in for a workshop? Look no further – we can help!

Do you want to improve your critical writing? Are you looking to sharpen your research methods? Do you find it difficult to come into university to attend a workshop?   As you know we have lots of resources on The Skills Centre website for you to…

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Evaluating research on academics

Evaluating research on academics

This Today BBC radio programme has a really interesting insight into how to critique a piece of research.  The researcher introduces their research into political party support amongst academics and the research is critiqued.  From what the researcher says, is it clear what they were setting out…

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