Study Skills for Higher Education: Writing Academic Assignments This book will help you prepare well for your written assignment, so as to increase your chances of success. The chapters cover core skills such as writing, editing and referencing, and you will be shown how to approach different writing assignments: essays, reports, clinical case studies (for nursing), critiques, a summary/précis, and document analysis. Further reading suggestions are also included. The University of South Wales Student Development & Study Skills Service offers advice, information and resources to help USW students raise their aspirations, improve their academic performance and develop transferrable skills. In our Study Skills ebook series we are now also making much of our support information and guidance available to anyone who is interested in improving study skills, whether student, parent or lifelong learner. Study skills — or study strategies — are approaches applied to learning. The various skills, concepts and principles needed to become a better learner should help improve your performance, employability and learning throughout your life. In our Study Skills for Higher Education series, we will be publishing more ebooks throughout 2017, including: Presentations, Writing Essays, Reports and Other Academic Assignments, Dissertations and Literature Reviews, Reflective Writing, and Academic Writing Skills.