Each of the three Skills for Study modules listed below contain a diagnostic (self-test), a series of short interactive information sections, and an assessment (this is a practice test, NOT the University of Bath Integrity Test), which will allow you a safe space to confidentially develop, practice, and test your knowledge throughout the course of your studies.
- Referencing and understanding plagiarism
- Reading and note making
- Critical thinking skills
For new students at all levels of study: Module 1 (Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism) forms part of the University of Bath Academic Integrity Training and Test (AITT). It is intended to be undertaken before you progress to the required University of Bath Academic Integrity Initiative Test.
For returning students: Module 1 provides a helpful refresher course in the fundamentals of referencing and understanding plagiarism.
For all students: Modules 2 (Reading and Note-making) and 3 (Critical Thinking) are available to help you to develop, practice, and enhance some of the independent learning skills that you will use throughout your course of study.
In Reading and Note-making, you will be able to establish active reading strategies, select relevant resources from your reading lists, increase your reading speed, and discover the best note-making strategy to suit you.
In Critical Thinking, you will find guidance on how to analyse, evaluate, and draw conclusions about the academic and non-academic sources of information that you will use.
In all modules, you will be able to self-test, study, undertake practice tests, tag, and reflect on content confidentially. The University, in partnership with Macmillan, is able to anonymously view our students’ test results, which we use only to monitor the effectiveness of our training provision.
You are encouraged, if you wish, to print out your most recent module assessments, self-tests, or logs to share with staff in the Skills Centre, Library, or your department to help identify areas in which you need further support.
With over 60,000 student subscribers around the world, this useful online training package complete with helpful videos and exercises is designed to provide you with an engaging method of educating you through all levels of your journey through higher education.
We welcome your feedback on all aspects of our support and guidance for academic integrity as we continue to enhance our provision. Please leave us your suggestions via the ratings and comments boxes on each page of Skills for Study and Cite Them Right, and via the survey that will be available to all students in the Spring term.