Embedding Academic Skills

From Skills@Library

Embedding academic and study skills resources in your module can help students develop key skills at the right time. Embedding resources in your module area is easy, just follow two steps:

  1. Choose which resources you want to link to from the list below.
  2. Copy the URL of the resource and follow the instructions for adding links to your module area.

Flying Start

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Flying Start is aimed at incoming first year students, to help them learn to study effectively and independently at university. It features tips from students and staff on dealing with a first assignment, making the most of lectures, and staying focussed.

Library Quickstart

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Library Quickstart is aimed at new undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and provides the essential information they need to start using the Library and its resources. The topics covered include finding material using Search@Library, accessing e-books, finding reading lists and support for developing academic skills.

Second Year Success

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Second Year Success is a new resource to help students with the transition in to second year, providing friendly advice and tips and featuring student videos.

The Final Chapter

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An online guide for undergraduate students working on their final year project or dissertation. Content covers: planning and preparing, doing literature reviews, critical thinking and academic writing. The guide also includes videos of staff and students talking about final year projects, as well as examples of dissertations.

Step Up to Masters

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Step Up to Masters is designed help new and prospective masters student explore the academic experience and expectations at the University of Leeds, improve their academic skills, and make a successful leap to studying at Masters level.

Research Quickstart

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Research Quickstart is aimed at new research postgraduate students, and provides the essential information they need to start using the Library and its resources. The topics covered include Library collections, literature searching, managing references, open access and publishing, and research data management.