Introduction to Academic Skills II
Full course description
The transition from secondary to tertiary education is often experienced as a rather challenging one for students, especially considering the expectations at university with regard to students’ academic skills, such as essay writing, critical and analytical thinking, or skills such as argumentation. It is therefore imperative to support and train students right from the start to take on a professional ethos with regard to their university studies and their personal and academic development.
The second part of the Introduction to Academic Skills series will focus on honing the skills learned during ItAS I, and exploring skills necessary to surviving not just the first period but an entire semester at UCM. For this, we will continue exploring study skills, fine-tuning academic writing skills, and practicing information literacy skills. In the final part of the course, students will come together in groups to set up their research and writing project in anticipation of the Introducing Academic Communication: A Writing Project.
- The aim of this project is to acquaint Liberal Arts & Science students with the process and practice of writing an interdisciplinary research paper. Furthermore, the goal is to familiarize students with working in an interdisciplinary group.
This course is not open to exchange students
SKI1008 Introduction to Academic Skills I.
- Required reading material will be available in on Student Portal.
- A.K. Wellum