Developing Research Skills

This Research Skills course develops your ability to conduct independent research that goes far beyond your textbooks or basic internet searches. You will learn how to gather information from a wide range of credible resources and how to structure the research process. You will learn about tools and techniques to save you time and how to reference your sources correctly.
4 Sept - 16 Oct , 2021 (Once a week for 7 weeks)
9AM – 12PM

About the Program

program overview Overview

95% of admissions decision-makers agreed that demonstrating soft skills should be an important part of applying to university. Our Research Skills course develops your ability to conduct independent research that goes far beyond your textbooks or basic internet searches. You will learn how to gather information from a wide range of credible resources and how to structure the research process. You will learn about tools and techniques to save you time and how to reference your sources correctly. By the end of the course you will feel confident about your findings and know how to present them in a clear and convincing way.

program details Description
Curriculum

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define your information need
  • Manage your research time
  • Organize your research in the most efficient way
  • Use critical reading techniques
  • Use advanced search features
  • Write up your research
  • Convey your findings in a credible way
  • Reference sources correctly
Course Schedule
Orientation
Meeting the Course Director
Completing a situational judgement test
Identifying tips and techniques for studying online
Section 1
Understanding the research process
Learning why you shouldn’t only use a popular search engine
Recognising your biases
Section 2
Learning how to define your information need
Understanding the importance of managing your time
Learning how to save your research and organize your notes
Section 3
Using different search platforms
Learning how to refine your search
Learning techniques for evaluating resources
Section 4
Learning strategies for reading for different purposes
Understanding how to draw conclusions and synthesize from different sources
Section 5
Learning how to write your research up
Understanding academic honesty
Learning how to reference sources and create a bibliography
Section 6
Understanding the best types of outputs for your research
Learning how to use visual aids in your research output
Skills Developed

Organizational skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Academic Confidence

student takeways Student Takeaways

Personal action plan

Knowledge test

Digital Certificate

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About Our Partner

EtonX is a British education technology company founded by Eton College in 2015 with one mission in mind: to create innovative software and high-quality course materials that allow students to develop the skills they need for their future success.Each course has its own Course Director from Eton College who has advised on the syllabus and content.

 

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