This course has been designed to develop and extend the skills you need to pursue and complete your studies successfully and to enhance your employment prospects. Structured and straightforward guidance is given on the following topics: gathering, evaluating and using sources (libraries and Internet), modes of citation, aspects of writing 'Hausarbeiten' and preparing and giving oral presentations, practising critical assessment of texts and giving feed-back. Each thematic unit will be enriched by sample materials and practical exercises. An interacitive approach enables you to find out for yourself which study techniques are best suited to your own way of working. The classes will be accompanied by handouts and bibliographical references.