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Saving and organising your documents

Learning to use effectively the software and tools available to you to create your document is critical. You will spend a long time creating these for assignments,presentations, as well as notes from your lectures and reading. You need these to be stored securely and to be well-rganised so you can easily locate what you need.  

Training and Support for Office 365

Microsoft Training material

LinkedIn Learning online video training

LinkedIn Learning  provides a huge range of online video training covering business, creative and technology topics.  The courses below cover the essentials of Office 365, but there are lots more courses for you to explore as well.  

Recommended courses on Office 365

Academic writing

Key Features of good academic writing

  • It is objective - based on facts and research rather than your feelings and opinions.  
  • It uses formal language – making points clearly and accurately without waffling.
  • It should avoid using personal pronouns, ( I, we, me, our). Unless of course,  you are asked to write a reflection.
  • It should be structured - you will need to plan your work so that it guides the reader step by step from the introduction, through your argument supported by evidence, to the conclusion.
  • It must Include evidence which is properly referenced  - in text quotations or citations are key to proving and supporting your point and are an essential part of academic writing. You'll need to provide a list of the references you used.