This page contains a complete list of YouTube video lectures on study skills and academic writing.
APA referencing: The basics
This video lecture gives an overview of referencing, with particular attention to APA style.
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APA referencing: Electronic sources
This video lecture explains the ins and outs of referencing sources which have been downloaded from the Internet or a database.
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APA 6th edition
This short video lecture describes the most important changes to APA referencing style introduced in the new 6th edition.
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Editing your work
This video lecture discusses the process of refining a draft assignment to improve the flow and clarity of the writing.
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This video lecture will take you through the process of preparing and writing an essay.
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Getting your research published
This video lecture examines various avenues that postgraduate students may wish to pursue to get their research disseminated in the academic community.
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The literature review
When embarking on research, students are required to know the research that has already been done in their field. The literature review examines previous related research. This video lecture explains how to write a literature review, and examines which elements are required in one.
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Preparing for your thesis oral examination
PhD students are required to sit an oral examination, called a viva voce, as part of the assessment procedure for their degree. This video lecture gives an idea of what can be expected and tips on how to prepare for the oral exam.
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This video lecture explains how to put a report together as an assignment, and focuses on the elements which are required in a good report.
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The research proposal
Postgraduate students embarking on a research project are usually required to submit a research proposal before they can start. This video lecture covers the most important aspects of a research proposal.
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Writing the thesis
This video lecture gives an overview of the different elements one should be aware of when writing a thesis or dissertation.
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