Postgraduate writing skills

Writing is an integral part of almost all postgraduate courses at Essex. Skills for Success are here to support you in every step of the writing process, from research to final submission.

Workshops and events

A range of bookable workshops are also available and can be booked through CareerHub. Workshops that target your writing skills include Structure of Research Papers in Sciences and Social Sciences, Developing a Research Proposal and more. 


Academic writing guide

This booklet is a guide to some of the most common mistakes in academic writing. A solid technical command of language will help you to think more clearly and express your thoughts more effectively.

Referencing guide

Correct referencing is essential in your assignments at Essex. We provide referencing guides for the main styles used by departments at our University.

Plagiarism guide

You should also make sure you understand our University's policy and advice on plagiarism.

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