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Academic Writing Leaflets
Academic Writing Style
Important guidelines on the key skills requied to write well within a university context (see also Proofreading and Spelling)
How to make sure that you have the correct apostrophe (') in your work (see also Capital Letters and Punctuation).
Book and Article Reviews: How to write them
If you ae asked to write a review for an assignment, this information will be useful. It highlights what it is, the key elements and what to include (see also Literature reviews).
The principles of when to use them and when to avoid them (see also Apostrophes and Punctuation).
What are they? Why students are asked to write them and how to set about it.
General advice about writing an undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation for students of any discipline.
A handy list of things to remember when essay writing.
A detailed look at planning and writing essays. This is our most popular learning resource.
Complete guide on how to reference using a footnotes system here at the University of Hull
Complete guide on how to reference using the Harvard system here at the University of Hull
How tro write and structure them and why they are needed in academia (see also Book and article reviews).
Parts of Speech
Incorporates a checklist of parts of speech with examples of their use
What is it? How can I avoid it? Don't be a copy cat.
What they are and how to produce them. See also reflective learning.
Stand up and talk to your audience in a way that counts. You may, one day, be presenting a onference paper!
This is a highly desirable academic skill - for undergraduates and professors alike. Theis study guide provides many useful tips about the process involved in double checking your written work.
Why and how to use punctuation in your writing, including a handy list of punctuation marks with examples of their use. (See also Apostrophes and Capital Letters).
Why reflection upon academic work is important and how to go about it.
The basics of writing a good report (see also Scientific report writing).
How to get the appropriate approval from the appropriate people.
Scientific Report Writing
Reasons why reports are necessary. What to tell the reader. A detailed outline of the contents. Lots of useful tips
Scientific Writing Styles
A useful set of guidlines about being clear, succinct, precise and logical. There ae also tips about your audience.
Sentences & paragraphs
Make sense with your writing.
English spelling is notoriously illogical - this leaflet covers common errors and gives hints and tip where there are no firm rules as well as a warning about spellcheckers.
Quick Guide Harvard Hull
Quick Guide Footnotes Hull
Study Skills (Word Leaflets)
How to improve your powers of evaluation and analysis in an academic way. This form of thinking is a key attribute necessary to excel in postgraduate work.
Hints on how to approach revision and examinations - and survive. (see also Remembering).
What it is and how to make it work effectively.
Handy Study Tips
How to make the most of the 'do-it-yourslef' approach to study.
How to avoid it.
A glossary of over 60 troublesome terms often used in the academic world.
Abbreviaations abound in HE (whoops! Higher Education) and this document sets out over 80 of them. It also includes various Latin expressions that can sometimes a a mystery.
Glossary of Computing Terms
A - Z of computing terminology.
There are many ways to learn and this study guide provides some new approaches. A quick test enables you to determine your preferred method of learning.
How to write and structure them and why they are needed in academia (see also Book and article reviews).
Can't get started? Can't get finished? Fight apathy - read this! Postgraduates particularly, need to maintain a high level of motivation thoughout the whole of their research work.
How to tke and use notes. Your notes form the bedrock of all your studies, essays, revision and exam success and a good thesis.
How to design a questionnaire in order to get a wide range of accurate results which can be used to test theories.
Don't forget to read this one.
Help with efficient reading techniques. Advice is given on how to plan your reading, be selective, active and remember what you have read.
How to obtain and make the most of reseach materials. Sience, for example, usually builds on eaarlier research and you need to be aware of this. (See also Information overload).
How to make the most of this priceless gift during your limited time at university.
Transition from School to Higher Education
Issues to consider when you transfer from school to university.
Transition to part time study
What to expect and how to cope with it.
Transition from Undergraduate to Postgraduate
Potential problems and how to aviod them.
Transition from work to study
Things to expect in the new environment
All the leaflets below were written by the Study Advice Service, University of Hull.
Maths (Word Leaflets)
Expanding brackets, simple and quadratic factorisation and completing the square.
Solution of linear equations, evaluation and transposition of formulas.
Solution of quadratic and simultaneous equations.
Algebra: Factorising and Long Division 1
Algebraic factors and matrix method for long division
Simplification, multiplying and dividing, and adding and subtracting
Argand diagram, the FourRules and the Modulus-Argument form
Differential equations 1
First order: exact, variables seperable and homogeneous.
Differential equations 2
Second order: auxiliary equations and complementary functions
Diffeentiation of simple functions, products, quotients and function of a function (chain rule).
Exponential, logarithmic and implicit functions; logarithmic differentiation; parametric equations and general solutions.
Estimation and mental methods
Improve your confidence when handling numbers in a technical situation. Advice is provided on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
an explanation of fractions for beginners: cancelling down, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Fractions, decimals and percentages
How to link them.
Integration of simple functions, definite integration with applications including area, volume and kinematics.
Integration by substitution andf by parts, use of reduction methods.
Indices, definition of logarithm, rules for manipulation, solving index equations, straight-line law.
Maths in decision making
An introduction to maths for Business Studies and Management students (level 5 and 6)
Discussion of the problems people have with learning and using mathematics and explains strategies to counteract them.
Order, addition, subtraction and multiplication, identity, inverse, solution of equations, echelon method for inverse and solution of equations.
Partial fractions and integration
Various forms of partical fractions and their use of integration.
Powers of 10, units and standard form
Decimal arithmetic, decimal places etc.
Psychometric tests (numerical)
Explains what psychometric tests are and what to expect in the way of question types and online tests. Gives some practice questions and hints and tips for being successful.
Study skills in mathematics
A variety of advice is provided about how to achieve more from your mathematical studies.
Trigonometry and Pythagoras' Theorem
Introduction to trigonometry, using trigonometry to find an unknown side and an unknown angle, trigonometric diagrams and identities and Pythagoras' Theorem.
"What are vectors?", vector arithmetic, scalar product and dot product.
Unit vectors, normals, equations and intersections of lines andd planes, Div, Grad, Curl and the Laplacian.
Maths for Healthcare Professionals
Containing: fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, BMI, averages, unit conversion and dosage calculations
Percentage change, increasing and decreasing by a percentage.
Trig Handy Study Tips 1
Trigonometry - finding an unknown side of a triangle
Trig Handy Study Tips 2
Triganometry - finding an unknown angle
Trig Handy Study Tips 3
Trig Handy Study Tips 4
Using Pythagoras' Theorem
Algebra: Factorising and Long Division 2
The second maths study guide on this topic
Using letters for numbers, substitution,
Simplification of expressions and indices
Straight line graphs, graphs of quadratics and common types of graph.
Revision of Graphs 1, cubic, quartic, higher powers, fractional powers and modulus functions
Inequalities and Modulus
All the leaflets below were written by the Study Advice Service, University of Hull.
Essentials - Getting Started
Essentials - Simple Calculations
Simple Functions and cell addressing
Excel Graphs and Charts
3D Formulae and more functions
Named cells and look ups
Data handling, creating and entering
Creating a Table of Contents
Footnotes & Endnotes
Smart way to Word Process
Tables in Word 2007
Creating a Database
Entering, Filtering and Sorting
Creating Diagrams with Inspiration
Creating Mind Maps with Inspiration
Creating Outlines with Inspiration
Outlook Web Access
OWA Web Access
Getting Started for Students
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