Student Resources

Whether you are studying at uni, college or school, these guides and writing tools will give you practical activities and advice to help you develop the habits of effective academic writing.

Essay Guide

By Dr David Kennedy

A comprehensive guide to the stages of the essay development process.

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Dissertation Guide

Developed by Andrew Ward and Peter Wood

A comprehensive guide to the process of writing a dissertation or thesis.

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Alex Essay Tool

By Dr Anna Barker and developed with Dr Andrew Bingham

A step-by-step guide to writing an essay, with videos, tasks and tips.

The Alex app is also available for Android via Google Play.

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Ask the Elephant

Created by Jane Rogoyska, Tim Walker and Allia Wilson.

Our at-a-glance guide academic writing for students in Higher Education.

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Additional Resources

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