Writing, media production and presenting

Learning and teaching resources on writing, media production and presenting. Related resources on the topic of avoiding plagiarism are also available.

Resource title and description Type
Understanding synthesis quiz (biosciences)
A quiz and activity to help students understand what is meant by synthesis. It also demonstrates how a student can form paragraphs that synthesise sources while making their own arguments and opinions clear.
Quiz
Understanding synthesis quiz (social sciences)
A quiz and activity to help students understand what is meant by synthesis. It also demonstrates how a student can form paragraphs that synthesise sources while making their own arguments and opinions clear.
Quiz
Synthesis activity
This activity asks students to write a paragraph using information, evidence, or opinions from a selection of different sources. The aim is to help students develop their skills in synthesising information in order to support their arguments.
Activity
Proofreading activity
This activity demonstrates the importance of proofreading work prior to submission. Students are presented with a paragraph of text and are asked to identify six errors, which include simple spelling mistakes, typos and homophones.
Activity
Academic style quiz
A ten question quiz which tests understanding of the different aspects of good academic writing style.
Quiz
Academic writing style
This Xerte tutorial is aimed at postgraduate taught level students, and covers how to:
  • structure your work
  • write in an academic style
  • use appropriate academic language
  • revise, edit and proofread what you have written
This tutorial is part of the Writing at Postgraduate Level suite.
Tutorial
Developing critical arguments
This is a Xerte tutorial aimed at postgraduate taught level students which:
  • explains the difference between descriptive and critical writing
  • explores how to effectively synthesise information from a range of sources, and
  • demonstrates how to form paragraphs that synthesise sources while making your own arguments and opinions clear.
This tutorial is part of the Writing at Postgraduate Level suite.
Tutorial
Meeting the deadline
The final episode of the Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay podcast series features advice from students and the Student Counselling Service about avoiding procrastination, managing stress and working to a deadline. To download a copy of the podcast, right-click on the Preview link and select Save target/link as..
Podcast
What makes a good essay?
This first episode from the Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay audio podcast series provides advice from lecturers and students on the hallmarks of a good essay. To download a copy of the podcast, right-click on the Preview link and select Save target/link as..
Podcast
Cephalonian method
Cartoon with the caption, '...I've heard that the Cephalonian Method can transform library orientation, but this is ridiculous!'
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Audience response technology
Cartoon with the caption, '...these clicky things are great, but why can't I get Sky Sports?'
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Tools for producing content concept map
Concept map showing key practices associated with producing content together with links to relevant tools.
Concept map