This module aims to assist you with your studies on the LL.M. by guiding you in the development and refinement of the range of skills that you must master if you are to study successfully. You will receive guidance relating to the comprehension and critical analysis of a variety of legal materials, including law reports, legislation and academic literature. You will also receive guidance on the tasks/exercises that are fundamental to the study of law and to their assessment within the LL.M.: case noting, problem solving and essay writing. You will be set exercises that provide opportunities to develop and refine these skills and you will also be given the opportunity to submit a comprehension exercise mid-way through the module. The feed back from this exercise will help you to gauge the level of difficulty of the module and assist you when you come to write the module essay.