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Management and Languages

Postgraduate Portal
For students studying at Heriot-Watt University in 2014-2015

Academic Skills

Before you arrive

You should look at the Advance reading for your programme

Once you are here

Postgraduate study makes a whole new set of demands on you. For example, can you ...

  • write in an academic style?
  • understand how to read critically?
  • understand how to think critically about sources?
  • understand how to integrate what you read into assignments?
  • understand why you need to reference the source of your ideas?

Our Academic Skills Workshops will help you gain a much better understanding of what is expected of you as a postgraduate student in the School.

The Academic Skills workshops will be of use whether or not you have studied a pre-sessional or Foundation English programme before.