Top Tips for Students

Top tips for study success. Click on the links to download pdf handouts to help you with your studies

Study Skills

Study Skills Mind Map

To identify the skills you have/need for successful study

Critical Thinking

READ Backwards

To use questions to describe, analyse, evaluate and reflect on a text.

 

Taxonomy of Thinking

To develop levels of critical thinking skills

 

WE-CO for Creativity

To use 4 key ideas for creative thinking

Academic Reading

CRAAP

To identify the credibility of literature sources

 

Hermeneutic Circle

To read texts critically

 

Reading Assessment

To establish academic reading needs

 

Seven Pillars Of Information Literacy

To identify how to find, critique and use academic information

   

Academic Writing

Cornell Note Taking

To take notes that can be referred to and used in and out of class

 

Essay Structure

To plan a structure for a written assignment

 

Linking words

To improve vocabulary for academic writing

 

PECTA

To structure written work well

 

PEEL

To structure written work well

 

Quotation Sandwich

To use citations to build an argument in academic writing

 

Sentence Starters for Critical Writing

To improve criticality in academic writing

 

Steps in Academic Writing

To identify the stages in a plan for a writing assignment

 

Top tips to improve writing

 
 

Writing Your Research Report

 
 

Writing Assessment

To identify strengths and real for development in academic writing

Time Management

Eat an Elephant

To identify study worries and plan interventions

 

Eisenhower Matrix

To prioritise tasks into urgent and non-urgent

 

Revision timetable

To be aware of time constraints during the assessment period and to have a clear plan

 

Traffic Lights

To identify priorities, both important & urgent

Self Awareness/Learning to Learn

Autobiography

To be aware of one’s own personal development

 

Module Map

To compile a list of required skills for the module

 

Tracking Device

To be aware of progress of learning

 

Study Progress

To track and analyse progress of learning

 

Study Quiz

To identify students’ approach to learning

Studying Home Alone?

Here are some tips to help you stay focused, get organised and be productive. Click on the title to go to the handout:

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