As with any new activity academic work does not come easily. Nobody is born with the ability to drive a car or build a bridge for example so there is no reason to believe that anyone is born with the ability to think critically, argue from evidence or write in a structured formal way.
We learn by doing and through experience. During your time at university you will be expected to master a subject area but you will also be expected to develop the academic skills to make the best use of your newly acquired knowledge and insight. While it is your course tutors' role to provide you with subject specific support there are other tutors available to you whose role it is to help you develop your academic skill set.
It is entirely natural and very usual for students to lack confidence in things like...
It's easy to make an appointment to see any of our Academic and Digital Skills Team. Just use our online booking system, pick a time and tutor and an appointment will be automatically generated for you. You will receive immediate confirmation via email.
Meet one-to-one with one of our Academic and Digital Skills Team and get help with academic skills and research for your coursework, essay or dissertation.
Academic Skills Tutors:
Andrew Sinclair, Mike Alsford, Jenny Spinks, Paul Brewer, Marion Hobday, Sharon Perera (team manager)