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Academic Skills - Term 2

The second term programme builds upon the academic writing sessions in term 1 to introduce you to further skills essential for historians and focus particularly on how to gain higher marks in assignments. Along with academics you will hear from experts from the Library and Careers Service. The accompanying workshops will give you practical experience to develop your skills. You can also work towards the Employability Prize which will appear on your HEAR (Higher Education Academic Record).


Weeks 1 and 2: Aiming for a first! Critical engagement with historiography (ppt ) and Aiming for a first! Using primary sources to enhance your work (ppt ) (Sarah Richardson)

WORKSHOP 1: Aiming for a first! Enhancing your written work

Weeks 3 and 4: Introduction to the careers service and questions you should be asking yourself (ppt ) (Millie Tissut, Student Opportunity) and Learning Communities (ppt ) (Sarah Richardson)

WORKSHOP 2: Student opportunities

Week 5: Student project: Inclusive seminars (ppt )(Yinka Aresa, Second Year, English & History)

Week 6: Reading Week

WORKSHOP 3: Inclusive seminars

Weeks 7 and 8: Aiming for a first! Digital research via the Library (Jade Millar and Lucie Thomas, Library) and Aiming for a first! Reflective writing (ppt ) (Sarah Richardson)

WORKSHOP 4: Reflective writing/Library research

Weeks 9 and 10: Aiming for a first! Writing longer essays and Aiming for a first! Perfecting presentations (Sarah Richardson)

WORKSHOP 5: Writing longer essays/transition to year 2