Hints and tips for getting assignments done on time

You should be told the assignment dates early on in your modules and these details are also in Moodle. There are a few simple things you can do to make sure you have the resources you need.

Start your reading as early as you can

When you are doing the assigned readings for your module lectures, seminars and tutorials, think about how they fit with the assignment questions you may do. If you start making notes at this stage, you will have a good selection to draw on when you begin your assignment research.

Keep notes of what you have read

No-one wants to be frantically searching the contents of books just before an assignment is due in because they've forgotten where a quote they have used has come from - keeping details will help avoid that panic.

Look up the books you need well in advance of the assignment date

We have minimum levels of stock for essential texts (check your reading list for these), but it may be that the one you need is not immediately available. If the publisher has made it available in that format, we will always buy the ebook of an essential text (not all do though), so that provides one alternative. Or you can place a reservation on the print books so that the next available copy is reserved for you.

Book in with your Academic Liaison Librarian

Your Academic Liaison Librarian has lots of experience in finding, evaluating, and referencing resources. Book in for a tutorial to discuss your resource needs for your assignment.

Book onto a Study Skills Session

Student Services run a wide range of sessions to help you. To find out more, or to book onto a workshop, have a look at their study skills page.

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