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Philosophical Skills

Welcome to UU’s very own philosophical skills website. Whether you’re a first-year bachelor’s student or a seasoned graduate student, the information provided here is bound to be useful to you. Rather than most other ‘academic skills’ readers out there, it is specific to philosophy.

Do you find yourself…

… struggling to come up with a clear and concise conclusion to your paper?
… searching for good academic sources?
… wishing to remind yourself how to set up your bibliography, or refer to a source?
… looking for ways to structure or spice up your presentations?
… struggling to find the most important information in a text?

Here you will be provided answers to these questions, supplemented by plenty of examples.

We have divided all this information on academic skills into five main sections: