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Academic Skills


Admission requirements

The Mentorship course is an obligatory part of the first-year BA Dutch Studies programme.


This non-credit course is designed to offer students instruction and practice in academic skills, such as:

  • study skills, time management

  • reading and skimming academic literature

  • library skills, assessing (online) resources

Course objectives

The students will improve their skills in:

  • using their study time efficiently, studying effectively

  • identifying the main topics and the main ideas in academic lectures and publications

  • finding relevant literature and assessing its general quality and reliability


The timetable is available on the Dutch Studies website
The classes take place 3 times during the year. For detailed information, please, consult the Blackboard page of the course.

Mode of instruction

Interactive lectures and tutorials.

Course Load

  • No credits (= 0 EC)

  • 2 hours x 3 classes = 6 hours

  • Self-study of the library’s online tutorials = 2 hours

Assessment method

Obligatory attendance, active participation


Blackboard will be used for

  • announcements

  • general course information

  • a detailed timetable

  • distributing course material

Reading list

Not applicable


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

If you are experiencing problems with the registration in uSis, please contact the secretary’s office

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


You can contact the student adviser, ms. I. Zagar and for administrative matters, for instance if you have problems with registering in usis, the administration of Dutch Studies


Not applicable