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Critical thinking questions

Questions to be used as a starting point for reading critically.

Criticality and Arguments

A guide showing areas to consider to improve your critical writing.

Decision Tree: Tasks that might trigger procrastination

A tool to help you to identify tasks that you think may trigger procrastination. Use the tree to identify strategies to help you to get the work done.

Disaster recovery plan

Tips to get you back on track if you are struggling in an exam

Evaluating information checklist

A checklist introducing the main criteria that can help determine whether or not you feel confident to use a piece of information as part of your studies.

Exam timetable example

A example guide to help you plan your time within an exam

Feedback Action Plan Template

This template will help you to organise your feedback from each assignment so that you can find ways of feeding it forward.

Final Year Project (FYP) guidelines for students

Information and guidelines to help prepare for a final year project.

Flash card examples

Examples of flash cards to be used as memory aids in revision

Impress you examiners

A guide to help with writing in exams covering what examiners are looking for and also what they don't want to see.

Judging your own work

A guide to help you analyse and evaluate how critical you have been in your writing.

Keyword search: improving your results

Tips on how to improve your keyword search results

Language and Style

A guide showing areas to consider to help give an academic voice to your writing.

Minerva reading lists guide

Guide to using the Minerva reading lists tool.

Note taking or note making?

A guide to help you take and then make effective notes.

PASS/PAL session plan - Academic integrity and plagiarism

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Critical thinking

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Digital learning

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Exam and revision techniques

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Group work

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Note taking

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Presentations

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Reading, Paraphrasing and Summarising

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Referencing and Endnote

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan - Writing

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL session.

PASS/PAL session plan template

A template PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help plan and run a PASS/PAL sessions.

PASS/PAL Student Leaders term-time checklist

A checklist created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL sessions.

Peer Support Icebreakers (University of Manchester)

A selection of resources useful to PASS/PAL student leaders from the University of Manchester

Planning in paragraphs

A guide to help plan and structure an paragraph when answering an exam question

Planning your PASS

A session plan created by and for PASS/PAL Student Leaders to help you plan and run your PASS/PAL sessions.

Procrastination buster

Use this decision tree to identify the tasks that might trigger procrastination and identify strategies to help you get the work done.

Quick Guide to Essay Writing

A quick guide to essay writing exploring the reasons why tutors ask students to write essays.

Reading and note making skills teaching resources

Use these materials to introduce students to different methods of note taking, how to be an efficient note taker and how to increase their speed reading.

Referencing teaching resources

Resources to help students understand what referencing is, why they should reference and how to reference using an approved style.

Reflective writing - Sample learning log

An example of a reflective learning log used by science students taking a module called Science into Schools.

Research and Referencing

A guide to including references to other sources of information in your academic writing.

Researching People Organisation

An introductory guide and how to enrol on to the Minerva organisation "Researching People". Join the organisation if your research project methodology involves working with people.

Revising, Editing and Proofreading

Use these guides in your writing process to check for common errors, language used, formatting, references and citations, and much more.

Revision planning template

A blank template for planning your revision.

Sample annotated bibliography

An example annotated bibliography from a tutor in the School of English at the University of Leeds.

Sample annotated bibliography

An example annotated bibliography from a tutor in the School of English at the University of Leeds.

Signposting within an essay

Signposting within an essay

Structure and coherence

A guide to creating a well-structured piece of academic work which flows in a logical way is much easier for a reader to follow and understand.

Understanding and Content

A guide to help you demonstrate your understanding of the topic of your writing and address the task at hand comprehensively.

Using others' work

A chart showing the main characteristics of different methods you can use to incorporate others’ work into your own writing.

Using the right instructional verbs

A guide to using the right instructional verbs in academic writing

What should you be thinking about prior to exams?

A quick guide to revision and exams

Working with others

A guide for good collaborative working practices

Writing a conclusion

A guide to writing a conclusion.

Writing a literature review teaching resources

Use these materials to provide students with an overview of how to write the literature review for their undergraduate dissertation.

Writing a paragraph

A guide to writing a paragraph.

Writing an introduction

A guide to assist with writing an introduction to an essay.