Writing & Maths in STEM subjects

Test your Maths!

Want to know whether you have the level of Maths necessary to succeed in a number of degree programmes at Queen Mary, especially in Science and Engineering? Then try our Online Maths test (hosted in QMPlus on the Learning Development Resources page; you'll need to log in). The test cover Numeracy, Geometry and Algebra.  It has a Multiple Choice Question format and once you've had a go, an explanation is provided of how to get to the right answer. There are also links you can follow to other sources of guidance. You can try the test as many times as you like. Good luck!Writing in STEM subjects

Visit our STEM WISHEES website (new window) which has examples of authentic student writing (mostly from Queen Mary) together with short videos of academic tutors talking about the writing's successful and less successful features. You can use the website to improve your science writing by looking at what others students have written and thinking about how tutors judge their writing. There are also some activities you can try. If you're thinking about careers, you may find the employment section useful, with examples of written interview tasks, technical leaflets and reports from local employers such as Transport for London. 
We can create new content for the website within the existing format, so contact us if there's a resource you'd like to create. 

Writing Lab Reports

These resources were developed for 1st year students of Engineering and Materials Science.

Writing lab reports

Writing Results and Discussion sections of engineering lab reports

Writing SAQS in Medicine and Dentistry

We worked collaboratively with teachers in the School of Medicine and Dentistry to develop these two resources aiming to help students write better responses to Short Answer Questions:

1st yr level – Fundamentals of Medicine

2nd yr level – Biochemical metabolism