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Study skills

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Study skills (X220): The study of individual learning ability and techniques with the aim of improving their efficacy and efficiency.

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Type Title Description Keywords Full details
Link Academic reading and taking notes.

An introduction to useful techniques to improve speed and concentration, when reading for academic purposes.
Examples of a variety of ways...

Academic English, Reading skills, Highlighting, Note taking, Referencing, Quoting sources view
Link Academic skills for individuals and groups.

This includes guidance and support resources to help students improve or get the most out of: Exams, Revision, Time Management, Feedback,...

Revision and exam skills, Time management, Feedback, Note taking, Referencing, Dissertations, Avoiding plagiarism, Group projects, Planning view
Link Academic Studies

These resources offer advice on a variety of academic study practices and how to make them more effective.

Dyslexia, Essay writing, Report writing, reflective thinking, Punctuation and Grammar, Proofreading, Note taking, Exams view
Link Accessing information and citing sources.

This resource examines the process of finding information from various sources, organising it effectively and citing it when necessary.

Research skills, Internet, Writing bibliographies, Citing sources view
Link Critical reasoning- identifying and formulating arguments.

This six-part course is all about arguments; how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good.

Critical reasoning, Arguments in written texts view
Link Developing analytical and evaluation skills.

This resource provides guidance on analysing, interpreting and making judgements about ‘objects ’of study.
It also deals with communicating...

Analytical skills, Evaluation skills view
Link Developing reading skills.

Developing reading skills and coping with the quantity and difficulty of academic texts is essential for all students. This resource is packed...

Reading skills, Critical reading, Active reading view
Link Effective learning

A wide-ranging set of resources including:preparation for degree study, time management, writing assignments, assessment, research, report writing...

Time management, Writing assignments, Assessment, Research projects, Report writing, Finding a 'voice' when writing. view
Link English at Further and Higher level education

This site is for students who may feel confident using English in everyday situations, but think that studying in English at higher education...

English language skills and assessment, Academic English view
Link Essay writing

This resource will help increase confidence in essay writing. It examines the importance of really answering the question that is set and the...

Essay writing, English grammar, Writing skills view
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