Aims/Description: This module introduces students to key academic and communication skills essential to the successful completion of their chosen undergraduate degree. It supports students in the development of their academic writing, note-making and referencing, oral and other presentation skills, group working, IT skills, information literacy and independent research, revision, exam technique, and the management of heavy assessment and reading loads.The module emphasises techniques of self-reflection, so that learners can gain a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, and be able to utilise and develop these further in the context of their specific degree pathways. 

Staff Contact: HALE SARAH
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom testing, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Department for Lifelong Learning):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK