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Transkills: supporting transition to University


These resources have been developed primarily for first year students in response to feedback from supervisors within the Biological Sciences and are designed to help you improve your ability to write essays under pressure of time. For detailed guidance and activities for supervision essay writing, please access the accompanying online packageĀ Biological Sciences: academic writing.

If you have developed your academic writing skills throughout the year within your supervision essays, you should be well-placed to transfer these skills to writing under exam conditions. However, the examination process at University differs from what you have previously been used to. This package will help you to understand what is required of you and includes subject-specific guidance and activities.

Activity: exam process quiz

Activity: exam planning

Activity: timed writing

Activity: exam scenarios

Exam checklist

Further reading