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Key Stage 5 Resources

We welcome VI formers undertaking personal studies or working towards their EPQ to use the resources of the University Library (see our KS Workshops page for further details) . We have also produced a series of support guides that focus on different aspects of research which we hope students will find useful.

Research Skills

This guide contains an overview of and introduction to Research Skills, including how to devise a research strategy, how to carry out research and how to record information.

Planning Your Essay

This guide introduces students to how to break down and understand questions, structure an essay and write an essay (including sections about appropriate style and referencing).

Using Sources

This guide focuses on the different types of sources available to researchers, the advantages and disadvantages of working with each type and advice on how to assess the credibility of what is being used.

Using the Library

An introduction to using a University Library with detailed guidance on using and getting the best out of the Library catalogue. Although based on the Durham University Library, the guide is useful to anyone wanting to make use of a large library.

Presenting Your Work

This guide contains practical advice on presenting research including creating posters, giving verbal presentations and making PowerPoint presentations.

Exams and Revision

This guide is full of practical tips on surviving exams and revision including what to do before, during and after an exam.