Writing is not a single skill--it requires a complex performance of many skills to succeed. For example: a good academic essay requires you to:
We’re trying to support those smaller, granular skills in order to help achieve that great academic text by giving you things you can DO in order to get better at them.
We have guides on the following topics:
Writing Paraphrases – University of North Carolina. Students often struggle with this.
The Writing Process – Purdue Online Writing Lab. Various guides to help with the skills involved in writing an essay from start to finish
Academic Writing Resources – University of Coventry. Succinct guides about the writing process
Planning and Preparing to Write Assignments – University of Nottinghham. Covers various the various skills involved in writing an essay, and has a useful list of essay terms as well!
Writing Handouts - University of North Carolina. Covers lots of skills (with videos!).
Critical Analytical Thinking--A checklist
Making Your Notes Useful and Memorable
Cover Sheet Template
Checking Your Paragraphs