Success in academic assignments requires a combination of skills and strategies. Read our top tips to help you succeed.
1. Effective communication
You are an effective communicator (in speaking and writing) if you know your audience expectations and present your ideas in a format that is expected of you. At university this can be a report, essay, literature review, presentation, digital narrative, and many more!
2. Critical thinking
This involves skills such as questioning, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation. You need to use logic and evidence to support your arguments and make sure that your text (spoken or written) is well-informed and well-structured.
3. Proofreading and editing
Aim to finish your assignments a couple of days before the deadline and use the remaining time to revise your work. Pay attention to clarity of expression, concision, accuracy of language, precision of style, accessibility of images and overall comprehensibility of visuals. Eliminate any errors and rewrite or redesign some sections, if necessary. When you think you have your final draft, you are usually two drafts away from your ‘perfect’ submission!
If you’d like more advice and practical help, sign up for our QM Elevate classes. We have a few five-week modules starting from 13 November:
EAL4204 Active Learning with Digital Tools
EAL4610 The Process of Writing
EAL4640 Academic Listening
EAL4650 Effective Presentation Skills
EAL4660 Effective Participation in Seminars
EAL4680 English Pronunciation Skills
EAL4720 Expand your Vocabulary in English
EAL4740 Proofreading and Editing Skills
EAL6200 Intercultural Communication
EAL6210 Professional Writing in the Global Workplace
EAL6204 Storytelling for Success in the Global Workplace
All classes are two-hours long and run for five weeks. Classes are taught primarily face-to-face, with a small number of modules offered online.
The classes are free and there is no assessment – just a great opportunity to improve your written and oral communication and to meet and make friends with students from other departments. In each class you will be taught by an experienced tutor, and you will receive focused and personalised feedback on your work.
Registration is now open! To register:
If you have any questions about QM Elevate, please send your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org