Tag: writing

Lost and Found and the Rare Books Collection

For December and January, we have on display on the first floor foyer a book found in the Rare Books Collection that we recently discovered had a story tucked inside from a newspaper. The article told the story of Donald

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Divine Images from our Rare Books Collection

Over the past couple of months, our new Rare Books display case has been put to great use to show to you some of our collection that are not usually on display. In October we had the powerful artwork of

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It’s National Writing Day!

It’s 26th June again, which means it must be National Writing Day.  I’m celebrating by writing this blog post.  I might move onto some emails later, and I will certainly be working on a book chapter for a scholarly monograph

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The artful editor – all you need to know at this time of the year

Around Easter time, it is final hand in for a lot of you, from essays to end-of-year reports or dissertations. Now you have done the hard work researching your topic and formulating your arguments, how do you make sure you

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Check your grammar while you type with Ginger and Grammarly

Are you distracted by the nagging feeling that your grammar might be letting your work down?  As with so many things, there is now an app (or several) for that!  Two popular free apps that check your grammar while you

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Check your grammar while you type with Ginger and Grammerly

Are you distracted by the nagging feeling that your grammar might be letting your work down?  As with so many things, there is now an app (or several) for that!  Two popular free apps that check your grammar while you

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WriteUP: your favourite stories yet to be told

Do you like stories?  Perhaps you write them in your spare time, or perhaps you have wanted to but never tried.  Now’s your chance!  The WriteUP Short Story Competition is an exciting new venture brought to you by English Literature

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Val McDermid at the New Theatre Royal

Crime writer Val McDermid (author of Wire in the Blood) will be appearing at the New Theatre Royal for an evening of discussion on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30 pm to talk about her latest novel, Out of Bounds.  Val will

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #3 – Gradeproof

GradeProof goes beyond the standard spelling and grammar check and attempts to suggest intelligent new ways to phrase your writing to improve economy and style.  Useful for anything from university assignments to job applications, the beta test of this this

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Tips for academic writing

After publishing a case study article in a peer-reviewed journal, one librarian shares the lessons he learned about successful academic writing.  Happily the advice works for everything from undergraduate assignments to academic journal articles, so there is something of potential

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