Using Word to build your assignment, dissertation or thesis

​Learn how to get the best out of Word when drafting your thesis.

  • Wed 16 Dec 20

    10:30 - 12:30

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Sally Swaine

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Student Development Department

  • Contact details

Discover how to use Word's really useful built-in features that work to automatically format your document for you.

Using these built-in features will ensure consistency throughout your document and save you having to manually update your work. This is especially useful when dealing with long, complex documents, and working to tight deadlines. Using the correct features will take the hassle out of editing and allow you to concentrate on your writing, instead of manual editing.

Content covered in this course includes:

  • Displaying hidden functions that assist proofreading and editing eg formatting marks, navigation pane, ruler etc
  • Applying styles to headings and modifying these styles
  • Using multi-level list to automatically number chapter headings
  • Using the navigation pane to rearrange content
  • Creating automatic tables of contents using styles
  • The difference between page breaks and section breaks
  • Working with headers and footers
  • Arranging tablular content so it's easy to read
  • Inserting and positioning images 

Book onto this workshop through CareerHub.

For more information

Skills for Success are here to help you succeed in your studies and achieve your potential. We offer support and resources to help improve your writing, maths, research, study skills and English language, no matter what your discipline or level of study. All Skills for Success workshops can be booked via CareerHub.

Visit our academic skills webpages or go to the Student Services Hub in the Silberrad Student Centre (Colchester) or the Forum (Southend) to find out more about our services, and how we can help.