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As you do your Essay, Report or Exam

Techniques to help as you write

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Dissecting the Question

How to break the question down.

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Use the Question wording in the Answer

Using these helps show that you are answering the question.

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Key words from Lectures

The person marking your work is looking for this.

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Are you Actually Answering the Question?

This simple check can stop you wasting a lot of time.

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Quantify – The Use of Numbers

Many reports are needing a good use of numbers.

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Your Creativity

Showing great creativity lifts your mark.

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Density of evidence

How many pieces of evidence will give you a great mark?

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Your Word Count

This needs to be managed carefully.

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Balance your writing

This helps you lift your mark and stop wasting your time.

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Question Weighting

How important are the different questions you are answering?

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Methods to reduce the Word-Count

You can provide lots of evidence – in a small number of words.

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Top & Tail

How to professionally use tables in your report.

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The KISS Principle

Don’t over-complicate things.

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Case Study Tactics

How important are the different questions you are answering?

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Open Up your Writing

Use lots of white space.

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The Assignment Layout

A professional look helps you stop losing marks.

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Your Use of References

How to use other people’s work in your assignment.

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Introduction versus Executive Summary

These are very different things.

The Obvious Stuff

Don’t forget the basics.

Conclusion

A Systematic Approach

A summary of all the techniques.