This is a presentation which Cheryl Cliffe and I presented at the inaugural Mercian Collaboration Conference on Tuesday 12th September, covering trust and academic writing which contains some surprising and illuminating findings.
The comprehensive Library International study books reading list was compiled by Josh Zhang, our former Library International Student Coordinator. Its four sections consist of English Language support (6 items), Academic Writing (23 items), Study Skills (9 items), and Learning a different language (12 items). As it’s a Talis reading list, all items link to the library catalogue. We hope that it will prove a useful tool in supporting international students in their study at Lincoln.
As this time of year is especially busy with tight hand in dates and dissertation research, our new Academic Writing service is proving very popular in the Library. Managed by Judith Elkin and staffed by Cheryl Cliffe and myself, the AWS service is held in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library at various times throughout the week. So, if you have queries about how to get under way with essay planning or start an assignment then why not go along to one of our drop-in sessions and bring along a draft or essay plan, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a 1-1 appointment?
We also have bookable calendars for students to reserve an appointment with an Academic Subject Librarian.
An exciting new service for advice on academic writing has recently started in the Library with staff able to advise on a range of writing skills from grammar to structuring an assignment. Please email us at email@example.com to arrange a 1-1 appointment and bring along a draft assignment. To support this initiative there is a new libguide about the Academic Writing Support available at guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/c.php?g=133466 complete with informative tabs. You can drop into any of our sessions in the Learning Development room at the end of the ground floor of the Library during the times listed below:
- Monday – 11.00 – 13.00
- Wednesday 13.00 – 15.00
- Thursday 14.00 – 16.00
Running from left to right, our team consists of Judith Elkin, myself (Daren Mansfield) and Cheryl Cliffe.
This screencast on report writing structure includes a literature review (via YouTube). There is an option for full screen and subtitles.
Richard Galletly’s (an Academic English Lecturer at Aston University) excellent overview of writing an effective essay to discuss and critically evaluate different motivation theories is well worth watching. He also offers written and verbal feedback on a student’s essay on the banking crisis which is useful and answers many frequently asked questions in the process. Richard refers to Andy Gillet’s 2009 Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing book as inspiration for his video, which is available on YouTube.
As part of a new series of videos on study skills at Lincoln, Tracy Lamping, a senior lecturer in the Business School, volunteers some insightful advice to students in re-editing their work and proof reading what they have written to increase their grade…her top tip for academic writing at university. Employing such scrutiny may achieve the difference between receiving a 2:1 and a First! Other useful videos are in the media pipeline, and will shortly be made available across various library subject guides.