A new academic year has started, and with it, there’s already preparation work to do for assignments and mid-terms (if that’s not your situation yet, don’t feel smug – it’s coming!). Starting a new module is always challenging, especially as it sometimes feels that every academic has different expectations. For example, Social Sciences students may … Continue reading Meet your academics: get engaged
Although proofreading seems like the easiest part of dissertation writing, it’s easy to get too confident and miss simple mistakes, letting yourself down and losing easy marks. Truthfully, the most effective way to proofread your work is to get someone else to do it. Having spent weeks writing it, the text can become too familiar … Continue reading Proofreading: Putting the finishing touches to your dissertation
Although I studied Aerospace Engineering, I've always had an interest in automotive industry and F1. After choosing the topic of my dissertation from the list we were provided with, I quickly realised that it wasn't something I wanted to work on for a year. I mean, at the end of the day, this project was … Continue reading My dissertation experience
Literature reviews are, for many of us, a mystery. ‘A review of the literature’: it sounds simple, but what does it actually mean? What is a lit review for? Where do you start? How do you know if you’re doing it right? Here’s a short blog post to help you get to grips with your … Continue reading What is the point of a literature review?