Writing Skills

Information & Study Skills Writing skills are central to your success at Northampton College. Click on a heading below to find out more information to support you on your path to independent learning. Content includes topic guides that you can download, video presentations and fun quizzes to test your knowledge!
Essay Writing
Here you can download our writing skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.


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Click on the link to download our Good Writing Guide Click on the link to download our Useful Phrases Guide Click on the link to download our Essay Planning Guide

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Click on the link to download our What Does The question Mean Guide Click on the link to download our Essay Writing Guide Click on the link to download our Essay Writing Checklist Guide

Download our handy Essay/Assignment planner below. This outliner uses the PEEL system to help you plan your work and give it the correct structure. Download our Essay Writing Guide for more information on PEEL.

Essay Planner

Check out this presentation and then try our online quiz 🙂

 

Try this process word quiz – can you match the process word to its definition?

Take a look at this in-depth video about understanding essay questions

If you have watched the Essay Writing presentation why not have a go at this PEEL quiz. Can you drag the paragraph content to the correct PEEL location?

Report Writing

Here you can download our report writing skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.


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Click on the link to download our Report Structure Guide Click on the link to download our Useful Phrases Guide Click on the link to download our Good Writing Guide Click on the link to download our Report Planning Sheet

Check out this report writing presentation 🙂

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Here you can download our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.


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Click on the link to download our Good Writing Guide

Try our fun spelling and punctuation quizzes 🙂

Proofreading

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Click on the link to download our Proofreading Guide

Have a go at this proofreading exercise 🙂

CV Writing and Personal Statements

Please check back as we are updating our information on CV writing and personal statements.