Academic & Employability Skills
Helping you develop skills for success at Bath and beyond
An abstract is a short summary of your completed research. If done well, it makes the reader want to learn more about your research. These are the basic components of an abstract in any discipline: 1) Motivation/problem statement: Why do we...
"Data is" or Data are"?
This short podcast explains a feature of academic writing that often concerns students: Is "data" a singular or plural noun?
Can I use Wikipedia in my studies?
Many students use Wikipedia as sources in their essays, and are surprised when they get criticised for this. But Wikipedia isn't necessarily a bad thing. In this short podcast we discuss the best way to use Wikipedia in your reading,...