Study skills for essays and exams

  • If you are unsure how to approach geography assignments, or are daunted by your dissertation or research project, the following suggestions and resources may help.

    Advice and guidance

    Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian

    If you want any help with finding journal articles, books, or other resources for your assignments, then get in touch with your Academic Liaison Librarian


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    • statistics or maths
    • study skills: planning and writing essays, assignments and dissertations - and more...

    If you want book a session with one of their friendly staff, look at their opening hours to see when they are available. Their A-Z of online study resources and A-Z of maths and statistics are a good source of information.

    Useful books and websites

    This list provides links to books, ebooks and websites that can help you with:

    1. Study skills in geography

    2. Exam preparation and technique

    3. Essay writing

    4. Referencing

    5. Dissertations and research projects

    6. Spelling, punctuation and grammar

    7. Maths and statistics

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