At university you are expected to learn independently; this means taking responsibility for your own study. Many of the academic skills you are expected to use whilst at university will be new to you. Some of the skills you will need to develop are:
- Reading and Note-making
- Research & Evaluation
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Writing Skills
- Groupwork & Presentations
- Exams Skills
Your department may provide workshops covering many of these aspects of study during your first term, and UCL also runs courses on academic skills (see the CALT website). There are also some useful resources below to help you master these academic skills.
This is an interactive learning resource focusing on the core study skills you will need for success on your course. You can log in visiting skills4studycampus, selecting 'institution login' and signing in with your UCL username and password.
Study Skills Resources
Please find links below to presentations and other useful resources to help you with the academic skills required at university such as essay writing, learning techniques, referencing, presentation skills and assessment methods at UCL.
Describe, analyse, evaluate...what's the difference? Find out what essay instruction terms are really asking you to do.
Presentation by Dr Paul Walker, Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching
Powerpoint presentation by the UCL Outreach Team (Academic Skills)
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