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    In my first year I've been hitting high 2:1's and just about broke into a 1st on some assignments but can't seem to go beyond that even though I put a lot of effort in. I've been told it's the reading sources and journals that are key for the higher grades; can anyone expand on that? Is also giving your opinion recommended in assignments or just to stick to hard facts?

    I know my library is full of journals but is there any other place to get reputable sources of reading from? (might sound like a stupid question but worth an ask)

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    I've found they want things from journals that you haven't already been taught in lectures and also if you critically analyse your sources to show you have formulated an oppinion from reading a diverse range of articles they seem to give you higher marks. Though this advice is based of what I've learnt doing a neuroscience degree and what they want is very dependent on what you're studying and also who's marking it. Maybe you could ask some of your lecturers to elaborate a little on what specifically they would have wanted from you on particular assignments. Hope this helps, also what subject are you studying?
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