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    I seem to be stuck on a 2:1 and I am happy but it's just all my friends both at my uni and the ones that are at different unis seem to be achieving the firsts. I just want to start achieving higher and one reason is I'm not at the best uni so my prospects are probably very low :/

    Anyway, any tips for an English Lit student to achieve that 1st?

    thank you x

    Firstly, your coursework feedback should be suggesting aspects of your work which needs improvement. If there are any recurring themes, concentrate on those. If you don't know how you should be improving those points, ask to meet with the person who set the assignment and get their help with the highlighted aspects. If your feedback doesn't go into that kind of detail, again, go back to the person who set it and ask to discuss it with them.

    From a more general point of view outside the academic content, small details can make a big difference. Make sure the work is laid out well, formatted neatly and/or according to any instructions and spellchecked. If a piece of work *looks* credible and gives a good first impression, the marker will start reading it with a positive frame of mind.

    How are your referencing skills? It's a pain to do properly, but at my undergrad uni it could mean a 5% addition or deduction. That could well swing work from a 2:1 to a First (or the other way).
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