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Online academic skills resources

Useful online resources to help you develop your academic skills.

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Online resources to develop your academic skills

Academic skills resources in MySkills

Use these self-access online resources to develop your academic skills in your own time:

Academic writing

  • 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.

Study skills

  • 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.

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