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Academic Literacies covers the range of academic skills that you will develop through undertaking University-level study. Developing these skills will enable you to achieve the highest marks in your assignments, ensure you are well-equipped for entering the graduate job market and prepare you for a successful transition into the professional workplace.
Being able to understand, interpret and respond independently to assignments as well as being competent in analysing, critiquing and forming an argument. Purposefully evaluating the worth of specific ideas and arguments in order to draw links and conclusions.
Being able to employ an objective and formal voice in your academic writing and speaking while also communicating your ideas in a clear and concise manner.
Being able to perform research and incorporate the ideas of others in your work with integrity. Understanding and taking responsibility for your own learning goals and knowing when to seek assistance.
Opportunities to develop Academic Literacies
- Booking weekly drop-in sessions and 1-2-1 tutorials with a Learning Development tutor
- Attending workshops such as Critical Thinking, Writing your first Essay or Introduction to Referencing along with the Workshop Series: First Assignment and Developing your Writing
- In-curriculum sessions
- Organising group tutorials
- Studying and understanding the handbook for written coursework
- Utilising the Advice Sheets and Blackboard Resources
- Undertaking a Study Skills Self-Evaluation
- Using the Skills4Study e-resource
- Attending the Research Project and Dissertation Conference