Academic study skills

Studying at university will require you to develop your academic skills in a number of areas. The resources below are designed to help you reach your full potential, regardless of the level you are at.

Before engaging with the resources, take some time to think about specific skill areas you wish to develop. Rather than using the resources in isolation, we recommend thinking about the relationship between the academic skills you wish to target (e.g. reading and note making) to make the most of your learning experiences.

The online resources are:

  • Planning and managing your work
  • Time management techniques
  • Being critical
  • Reading and note making
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Revision and exam prep
  • Using data
  • Presentations and posters
  • Group work strategies
  • Academic integrity and plagiarism

Planning and managing your work

Time management techniques

Being critical

Being critical can be seen in your writing, your critical selection of material, and your crtical evaluation of what you read:

Reading and note making

Editing and proofreading

Editing and proofreading is a cyclical process that must be scheduled into your written assignments.

Revision and exam preparation

Using data

Presentations and posters

Group work strategies

Academic integrity and plagiarism

Written SPLASH guides