this Academic Skills eCourse was developed within the framework of the Eramus+ Project ‘Modernising Legal Education’ (MELE). It is designed for students of all levels as well as PhD candidates who have to submit an academic work. Traditional ways of research have changed dramatically in the last ten years due to the increasing digitalisation of publications and the internationalisation of research. Students thus have to master several difficulties when preparing research papers. The problems vary from literature research to the correct structure and focus of the work to the formatting of the paper.
This course is made up of several short videos, aiming at teaching you the necessary academic skills (Video-‘Encyclopedia’) to enable you to write a good research paper. These videos can either be watched systematically or individually on demand. You can thus use it either to familiarise yourself with academic writing before attempting to write your own paper or to look up certain questions while you are working on a research paper. The focus lies particularly on legal academic research in the European and international context. The course is structured in the following 5 Units which are entirely independent from one another.