Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Started Nov 20

Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Build Learning Skills to Excel at University. Learn to solve problems, think critically, and communicate effectively in your university courses.

About This Specialization

Develop skills in information & digital literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. This Specialization is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture.

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courses
5 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Information & Digital Literacy for University Success

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This Specialization is aimed at preparing students for undergraduate study in an English-speaking university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the cor
  2. COURSE 2

    Problem-Solving Skills for University Success

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2 - 4 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how to develop your Problem Solving and Creativity Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Recognise the importance and function of problem sol
  3. COURSE 3

    Critical Thinking Skills for University Success

    Upcoming session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Use critical thinking and argumentation in university contexts to
  4. COURSE 4

    Communication Skills for University Success

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This Specialization is aimed at preparing students for undergraduate study in an English-speaking university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the cor
  5. COURSE 5

    Academic Skills for University Success: Capstone

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    This Specialization is aimed at preparing students for undergraduate study in an English-speaking university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the cor

Creators

  • The University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching aims to connect the best and brightest global citizens to the University of Sydney; to empower our students and teachers through innovative pedagogies and transform people's lives through education.

    The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. In 2015, we were ranked 45 in the QS World University Rankings, and 100 percent of our research was rated at above, or well above, world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia report.

  • Katherine Olston

    Katherine Olston

    Deputy Director (Digital Learning)
  • Luke Alexander

    Luke Alexander

    Academic Literacy Instructor and MOOC Learning Instructor
  • Jessica Blackburn

    Jessica Blackburn

    Academic Literacy Instructor and MOOC Learning Designer
  • Lydia Dutcher

    Lydia Dutcher

    Education Manager, Graduate Programs

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