Study Guides

Study GuidesThese study guides have been designed for students with specific learning difficulties who might find it difficult to attend face to face meetings in the AccessAbility Centre.  Although aimed primarily at learners with dyslexia, other students may also find them helpful. 

Most of the presentations are 10 minutes in length.  They will play automatically when you click the hyperlink, and if you have speakers on your computer you will hear a voice to accompany the presentations.

Time mangaement and organisation 

Time Management and Organisation

Strategies to manage your time and work more effectively 
Active Reading 

Active Reading

Techniques that will help improve the efficiency of your reading, as well as your ability to remember what you read.   
Improving concentration 

Improving concentration

Strategies that will enable you to focus on your work.
Preparing for exams 

Preparing for Exams

Revision techniques and exam strategies 
Essay Writing 

Writing an Essay

A general overview of planning, researching and writing an essay
Writing a Dissertation 

Writing a Dissertation

Guidance on the process of producing a dissertation, including managing your time and deciding how to structure the piece.   
Making Notes 

Making Notes

Strategies and techniques for effective note taking from books, journal articles and web sources. 
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Spelling Strategies

Techniques and strategies that will assist you in spelling and remembering words 

Note-Taking in Lectures 

Note-Taking in Lectures

This resource outlines a range of different note-taking strategies that you could try. 
Memory Skills 

Improving Memory

An outline of the different memory techniques that you can use when reviewing and revising course information. 

The AccessAbility Centre want to ensure that these resources are useful, particularly to distance learners with specific learning difficulties, or other students who find it difficult to attend face to face study skills sessions. 

Please use the on-line feedback form at the end of each presentation to tell us how the guides can be improved.  Alternatively, contact the Centre with your suggestions and ideas.   

These study guides have been developed with assistance from the University's Teaching Enhancement Forum. 

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