Task 1: Self Assessment of Skills at the Start of the Year
Complete Table 1.2.
For each skill listed below please rank your ability according to this scale: 4 - excellent; 3 - average; 2 - not very good yet; 1 - have no experience in this skill.
Also add a comment in support of your response. Type all responses directly into the table.
Have a look at the “Skills@Library” website: http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk and see what they offer. Identify any courses that you feel you would like to attend at “Skills@Library” and then contact them directly.
During Weeks 7 & 8, complete the second half of the table, reflecting on improvements and areas that still require further development.
Table 1.2: Baseline Skills Audit
For each skill listed below please rank your ability according to the scale: 4 - excellent; 3 - average; 2 - not very good yet; 1 - have no experience in this skill.
Writing well organised essays that include good arguments and critical analysis
Writing reflective evaluations of your learning/academic activities
1.3 A Different Learning Environment
This module and workbook are designed to help you adjust to the university style of working and the much greater independence that is involved. The learning environment of a university is very different from that of a school. The skills you need for doing well at most A-level subjects are different from those needed to become an excellent geography student and graduate. This module is about tailoring your existing skills so that you will become an independent, free thinking person with excellent research capabilities. The skills developed will be needed throughout your university education and will enable you to: produce essays and reports; prepare presentations; reflect on academic ideas discussed in the academic literature; evaluate your own progress; develop and design projects; collect, collate, and analyse data; and reflect on your own project findings.