Here are a range of Biosciences and Chemistry tutorials that will help you with a range of assignments.
How do you solve a problem like researching for assignments!
How to find information for science or health-based literature reviews
How to keep up to date with your subject using journals
Ten top tips for scientific writing
A selection of books to help develop your science writing
At university, you will be asked to complete a range of assignments. A common thread between your assignments is the information you use to guide how you answer your assigned question. You need to use high quality and relevant information and this section can help you make sure you that this is what you find.
This guide is here to help you do this!
This guide is aimed at foundation year students, first year undergraduates or MSc students returning from a break in study.
The guide will show you how to find information for literature review within Health and Biosciences.
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The guide is aimed at undergraduate students in their final year and MSc students studying within the Departments of Biosciences and Chemistry, Allied Health Professions and Nursing.
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It is important to keep up to date with published material in your subject otherwise your knowledge becomes out of date.
You can prevent this by regularly reading articles in academic journals. If you are unsure which journals publish articles in your subject, then use Browse eJournals.
You can use Browse eJournals to browse by subject area e.g. chemistry to find journals within your field and then view the table of contents for a journal issue and then go to the full text of the article.
Here are a range of high quality academic journals relevant to the study of Biosciences and Chemistry. Take a look and try reading an article of interest.
If you are new to reading academic articles, then start with New Scientist, Nature or the Annual Review collection.
This guide outlines ten top tips for science essay writing at an undergraduate level of study and will help you improve your scientific writing.
The guidance here does not replace any assignment specific requirements and you should always thoroughly read and understand what is required for your assignment before you begin writing.
This guide represents around thirty minutes to one hour of study time.
The books listed in this box relate to scientific academic writing.