Increasingly, well-developed information and computer technology skills are crucial to success at university, just as they are in the professional world. This is especially true at Essex, as many departments are using the Online Coursework Submission (OCS) system, which requires all relevant coursework to be word-processed so that it can be submitted electronically.
The University's Information System Services (ISS) have authored a number of online tutorials that will help you to develop your ability to use applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well using the Internet, Email and conducting Bibliographic Searches.
The Internet in particular has become an invaluable research tool in recent years. So that you can use the web wisely and heighten your awareness of the limitations and potential difficulties of web-based research, the following advice, critical use of the Internet, has been produced.