Studying at undergraduate level is an exciting and rewarding experience, but if you are new to higher education, or have not studied for some time, you may find it useful to brush up your reading, note-making and essay-writing skills, and to revisit the basic rules of punctuation and grammar. The course will teach you to:
- improve your time management and organisational skills;
- think critically about following instructions and assignment criteria;
- identify and evaluate reliable sources;
- use different reading techniques appropriately;
- make notes effectively;
- present a logical argument in an academic essay, taking account of your reader(s) and purpose(s);
- plan and produce accurately referenced assignments.
This interactive course has been designed to provide you with the foundations of academic literacy, regardless of your discipline. Common issues in studying, academic writing and referencing are addressed, and you are provided with the opportunity to practise academic literacy skills through a range of activities.
This course does not teach English as a second language.
If English is not your first language then you will need one of the following qualifications: TOEFL 600, Computer Based TOEFL 250, Internet Based TOEFL 100, Cambridge CPE (grade C or above), or IELTS 7. Alternatively, you will need to explain why you believe your fluency in English is sufficient.
For information on how the courses work, and a link to our course demonstration site, please click here.