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Transkills: supporting transition to University

 

There are a few final lessons to take away from this package:

  • Above all, LOVE your time here! You are a student at one of the best Universities on the planet and studying in arguably the best Faculty of History in the world, taught by historians at the top of their field with a real passion for their subject. Enjoy the experience - and tell us if you find yourself not enjoying it.
  • Don't worry about feeling stupid occasionally. Nobody is an expert in everything. Everybody sometimes has crises of self-doubt and feels that others are more brilliant than yourself. It helps to be aware that academic staff often feel like that about themselves too. There is sometimes an astringent atmosphere in this place, but if it is occasionally emotionally demanding it really is a price worth paying for the huge benefits you will receive.

This online resource is also supported by two lectures:

  • Writing a Cambridge Historical Essay: Addressing the Question
  • Writing a Cambridge Essay: Structure, Argument and Authority