Skills for Learning offers support on a variety of academic writing skills: report writing, writing skills for international students, literature reviews and time management advice. See the Skills for Learning website for step by step guidance on how to plan and manage your workload, and how to structure your dissertation.
They also run workshops, bookable via MyHub, on topics such as
Your search strategy is your plan of action for searching. It is important to ensure that your searching is systematic, and does not omit any potentially useful results. To achieve this, you should consider the following points when forming a search strategy and devising a list of terms to search for:
Then, when conducting searches, remember that:
Finally, record the databases you have searched, the search terms you have used and any limits applied - you will need this information to ensure that your searching is systematic and methodical, and then also for writing up your methodology!
Guide to Undergraduate Dissertations
Resource developed by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Birmingham to help with social science based dissertations. Includes explanations of what a dissertation involves, how to plan and structure your dissertation, research methods, writing up, and case studies and video clips of lecturers explaining each section, including what they look for in undergraduate dissertations.