Academic skills resources in MySkills
Use these self-access online resources to develop your academic skills in your own time:
- Successful reflective writing: Examine the purpose, style and structure of reflective writing and improve how you communicate your reflections through writing.
- Essential essay writing: Understand the components of an academic essay and how to write introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions.
- Analysis of essay titles: Explore the components of essay titles in your assignments and how to plan your essays accordingly.
- Getting ready for academic study: This Bloomsbury Skills for Study module looks at ways to prepare yourself for your first term at university.
- Note-taking skills: Develop your note-taking skills and learn how to plan an essay based on your notes.
- Reading and note-making: This Bloomsbury Skills for Study module shows you how to select relevant information and make effective notes.
- Referencing and plagiarism: This Bloomsbury Skills for Study module shows you how to use the Harvard and Vancouver referencing systems to discuss other people's ideas safely.
- Critical thinking skills: This Bloomsbury Skills for Study module explains how to question assumptions, evaluate sources and evidence and compare propositions in your studies.
- Engaging with feedback: Learn how to use feedback effectively to improve your academic learning and performance.
- Manage your time effectively: Learn how to create a schedule to manage your workload effectively and how to overcome potential problems.
- Support for online exams: Learn how best to prepare for and take online exams.
- How to use Inspera for exams and assessment: Learn how to use the assessment platform Inspera for online exams.
- Effective online group work: Understand the benefits and challenges of working in groups and how to develop effective team-working strategies.
- Presentation skills: Learn how to plan, practise and increase your confidence in delivering a presentation face-to-face or online.
- Managing academic perfectionism: Examine what academic perfectionism is, how it can negatively impact your studies and wellbeing and strategies to manage academic perfectionism at university.