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Transkills: supporting transition to University


The information in this resource is aimed at first year students of Linguistics. Guidance is mostly centred on supervision essay writing, although it is important to remember that expectations will differ between disciplines and between supervisors as you progress. Linguistics is a discipline which arguably spans the arts and the sciences; you will be asked to produce reports, submit problem sheets and reference a range of data. It helps to be aware of what kind of text you are being asked to produce and what kinds of evidence or secondary material you will be referencing. Ask each new supervisor at the beginning to clarify their expectations if you are unsure