Chicago Footnote Style

Chicago Footnote Style

The Chicago Footnote Style follows most of the rules of the footnotes and endnotes style as described in the last blog – they can be used interchangeably – although there are minor differences between the two. Follow this guide to reference accurately according to the style required by your lecturer or university. Repeated Works When … Read more

Chicago Author-date Style

The Chicago Author-date style apes the Harvard Referencing system, again with minor differences. Whereas the Chicago Footnote System is generally used in the arts, humanities and social sciences, the Chicago Author-date style is more commonly used across the “natural’ sciences, although Biologists also use the Vancouver Style (see a later blog entry for more on … Read more

Course readers and handouts

Often overlooked documents, course readers and handouts are more important than most students realise. Follow these five tips to make the most of your handouts at University. Read the Reader If you’re studying full time you will likely be studying four modules a year, each worth 30 credits. Each module will have a reader but … Read more

Harvard Referencing

A common referencing style, Harvard Referencing is the referencing style of choice for most institutions and lecturers and is used commonly across many disciplines. Harvard Referencing contains both an intext reference as well as a fuller bibliographical entry at the end of the essay. Follow this guide to set your references out correctly. Citing Book(s) … Read more

Why you should read other essays before you write your own

Each student will have their own personal challenges when it comes to writing an essay – whether it’s time management, conducting research, or putting ideas onto the page in a well structured and flowing argument. If you’re struggling to achieve the grades you know you can, or if you want to take your essay writing … Read more