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We are constantly reviewing the world wide web to source the very best available resources, saving you valuable study time:

Cite this for meVisual learner chart

Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button. by clicking this link.

A visual guide to essay writing Visual learner chart

If you’re a visual thinker, you can get quite frustrated in an educational system that marks not your understanding as such, but your ability to express it in a linear chain of reasoning with all the links spelt out. To make this linear way of thinking easier to grasp please view the online guide to writing an essay as a visual learner by clicking this link.

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Free iTunes podcasts from the Open University to download 'Start Writing Essays': Start writing essays podcast

acdemic phrasebook logoThe Academic Phrasebank

The general resource is for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some phrases for use in essays. The phrases can be used simply to assist you in thinking about your writing, or they can be used in your own work where this is appropriate:

acdemic phrasebook logoThe Assignment Calculator

This great free tool allows faculty and students to set agreed timelines and set clear date gaols for completion of project or group work - click this to access this resource

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Last updated 24 February 2017 (Email).