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Writers make a number of choices whether they realise it or not. These choices, such as structure, evidence and word choice, require an understanding of the target audience and the disciplinary context. We want your choices to be well informed.
Use our factsheets under "related resources" to navigate different tasks throughout your academic journey.
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Writing For Different Subjects FAQs
The Scientific Model
UNC Chapel Hill
very helpful student guide!
Coventry Lit. Reviews
A snappy guide covering the requirements at different academic levels.
A useful guide, with a checklist of questions to ask yourself before you submit your review.
A longer, in-depth guide to the literature review process.
Dublic City University
An in-depth guide to writing a scientific literature review with lots of guidance on literature searching, critical analysis and communication / writing skills.
Royal Literary Fund
A brief overview of what a literature review is. Great for beginners!
University of Huddersfield
A pdf guide to writing a methodology section in an undergraduate dissertation. Written by Denis Feather in the Business School, this is quite an in-depth guide to methodologies which will help students from a range of subjects.
University of Southern California
an outline of how to decide which methodology to take for your dissertation and how to justify it in writing. Particularly useful for social sciences.
University of Birmingham
a guide to different research methods in the social sciences and how to choose one.
University of Manchester
A brief overview on how to approach the methodologies section for undergraduates in the humanities.
Purdue OWL Guide
A short guide on writing the method section, as well as the results and discussion sections.
Use our Dissertation Planner to help you organise your time and to access a range of dissertation-related resources.
Dissertation guide (PDF):
An overview of researching, planning and writing a dissertation.