Student Learning Resources

Here you will find various downloads to help you improve your essay writing, including short exercises that you can send into Learning Support for feedback. These templates and notes are guides only, so we always recommend coming to Learning Support in person for a more specific learning plan.

Watch this space for new content throughout the year!

Cornell Note-taking Template

Essay Layout Template

Essay Milestone Template

Essay Planning Guide

Mind Map Template

Redraft and Editorial Guide

Summary Exercise

What Not to Put in Your Essay

Useful Links

The University of Leicester's list of essay keywords is a great resource for helping you understand an assignment brief.

Purdue's "OWL" site provides excellent information on citation and references, as well as examples of references to a wide variety of types of sources.

Grammarly is a very useful free grammar checker that you can use online (but remember that a computer grammar checker is still not as good as a human being!).