The blog provides general advice and information on academic study skills, knowledge management skills, research skills, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS, and employing technology to improve academic skills. I hope that you'll find here tips that will help you succeed at English speaking universities.

Academic Skills for International Students

The most important academic skills for international students planning to study at English speaking universities. The full-size mindmap of the skills can be downloaded below. This image blog post will be followed by a series of ten movies on academic skills, international students need to succeed at universities in the UK/USA/Australia.   Download Mindmap

Using Collocations to Improve Your Academic Writing

According to Wikipedia ‘a collocation is a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance’. For instance a noun ‘research’ is likely to be used or collocated with words such as ‘ground-breaking, pioneering or collaborative’. How are we supposed to know whether two words collocate or not? If Read more about Using Collocations to Improve Your Academic Writing[…]

Seven Key Skills You Should Develop Before You Go to University

Studying abroad is an amazing experience. Yet, for many international student, it can be also a very stressful time. The main source of stress is usually a heavy academic workload. If you intend to study in the UK, Australia or USA, you are probably focusing your preparations on your English language skills. You might be Read more about Seven Key Skills You Should Develop Before You Go to University[…]

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