Some STETS students are already graduates; for others the STETS Course is their first experience of higher education and they may bring a history of under-achievement and diminished confidence: STETS seeks to build students’ academic and professional confidence and to enhance their study skills by means of a dedicated study skills folder and regular study skills input at residentials, especially in the first year.
This is the latest version of our Study Skills Folder
Here is a PowerPoint presentation to get you thinking about what study space you’ll need.
And here are resources to help you spot fallacies in arguments and overcome writers block (based on Hart, C. (1998) Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination, London: Sage; & Hall, C. (1994) Getting Down to Writing: A Students’ Guide to Overcoming Writer’s Block, Dereham: Peter Francis Publishers).
Here is some advice on how to avoid plagiarism from Winchester University; and a link to an excellent online tutorial about plagiarism from the University of Leicester (designed for Historical Studies students, but readily transferable).