Dissertations and Literature Reviews

Academic Learning Development can support you develop all aspects of dissertation and extended essay writing ranging from how to get organised and what to include in the methodology, all the way to how to set out the list of references.

The following resources also include techniques for recording, structuring and sequencing relevant sources of info for your lit review.

Resources Available

Skills4Study is an online resource available free to all students and includes a module on dissertations and reports with advice on suitable formats and research skills including diagnostic tests, self-assessment quizzes and videos with students’ tips. 

In addition, to help you with your studies we have created learning resources that you can make use of when preparing for your dissertations and literature reviews. The following resources are recommended if you are looking to improve how you approach writing a dissertation or extended essay:

The complete set of resources can be found on our Blackboard page.


If you would like to book a one-to-one tutorial on a particular subject, book an appointment with a member of your Faculty team via Blackboard

For all other queries please contact the team via email  learner@canterbury.ac.uk.


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