examples of academic skills
“University of Delaware General Education Rubrics” (pdf) includes brief but detailed rubrics as well as extended “objectives definitions” (with examples) for each of the following core academic skills:
- Reading critically
- Analyzing arguments and information
- Engaging in constructive ideation
- Communicating effectively in writing
- Communicating orally
- Communicating through creative expression
- Working collaboratively and independently within and across a variety of cultural contexts and a spectrum of differences
- Demonstrating multicultural awareness and response
- Critically evaluating the ethical implications of what they say and do
- Reasoning quantitatively
- Reasoning computationally
- Reasoning scientifically
These Prezis were created by Erin, a former Academic Skills TA.
Through our Academic Skills resources, we provide assistance to all students with strategies to improve their studying and test-taking skills in any course. We offer workshops, in-class presentations, and one-to-one tutoring by appointment.
To be successful in graduate school, you need to develop your academic skills. Presentation skills, writing skills, responsible conduct of research—these and more are required of a competent and confident professional.
Have a plan — Set goals and manage your time
Write papers and submit for publication — Improve your writing skills
Write a thesis or dissertation — Participate in a writing group
Find fellowship opportunities/Write a proposal — Prepare a successful fellowship application
Work with your mentor — Get the mentoring you need
Attend professional conferences — Deliver a conference presentation or create a research poster
Describes what we are doing when we reflect and outlines a model for critical thinking.
(Online PDF – ASA website resource)