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Book Archived Material (Referencing)

Referencing is a key skill you need to demonstrate at university.  It is a way of showing that you are engaging with the literature in your subject area and writing with integrity.  The consequences of not referencing correctly can be severe so make sure you are familiar with how to reference your work.

Book Archived Material (writing)

This book is about the strategies that you can employ in order to write well, and the writing process. It deals with the mechanics of writing well, as well as offering an approach to academic writing.

Book Archived Material (TM and Group Work)

This book looks at time management; the importance of attending lectures; reading effectively; the art of taking notes.

Book Archived Material (essays, reports)

Your ability to write essays will dramatically affect your performance at university level. You need to be able to write an essay well. Good essay writing is not a skill you are born with, but it is a skill you can learn.

Book Archived Material (Lit review)

A literature review, or literature survey, can be either a key component of a larger paper such as a report or dissertation, or you may be asked to write one for its own sake. This book shows you how to write a present a review appropriately.

Book Archived Material (Dissertations)

This book takes you through all the elements needed for a successful dissertation proposal and dissertation. The book explains the sections required for both proposal and dissertation, and offers helpful downloadable templates to assist with the presentation.

Book Archived Material (grammar)

This book looks at some of the most common mistakes when it comes to grammar.

Book Archived Material (research)

Good research skills will help you find the information you need for your studies.  Searching effectively will save you time and ensure you find appropriate, good quality sources to help you do well in your assignments.

Book Archived Material (exams and feedback)

This book will look at a few key strategies which make the whole experience of preparing for and taking your exams much more satisfying and productive.

Book Archived Material (Presentations)

This book looks at the process involved in preparing for, scripting and delivering a presentation. It shows you examples of both strong and weak presentations via video and audio file, and analyses the techniques which contribute to a strong presentation in detail.

Book Archived Material (digital skills)

Managing your Digital Footprint and keeping your information secure online

Book Archived Material (Maths and Stats)
Book Archived Material (Critical thinking)

Critical thinking is the art of moving from description to explanation. It is about understanding why you hold the opinions you do, rather than simply saying what those opinions are. This book will take you through the process of analysing evidence and arguments, and how to construct a good argument yourself.

Book Archived Material (Reflection)

Reflection - reflective thinking and writing - is an important part of university life and work. As Plato said, 'The life without examination is no life.' The ability to reflect on your experience and knowledge, and use that to make improvements, is a key part of your university-level thinking and your subsequent working life.

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Book Archived (Using tutor feedback)

This book looks at how you can recognise feedback when it is offered to you; how to ask for feedback and how to use the feedback you receive in a positive way to feedforward.

Book Archived ( Information Online )

One of the fundamental aspects of digital capability is being IT literate.

This section of the tutorial will focus on some of the basic skills including thinking critically and creatively about information. It will focus on how to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use online materials.

Book Archived (Passing exams)

This book will look at a few key strategies which make the whole experience of preparing for and taking your exams much more satisfying and productive.

Book Archived (reports)

Your ability to write essays will dramatically affect your performance at university level. You need to be able to write an essay well. Good essay writing is not a skill you are born with, but it is a skill you can learn.

Book Archived (essays)

Your ability to write essays will dramatically affect your performance at university level. You need to be able to write an essay well. Good essay writing is not a skill you are born with, but it is a skill you can learn.

Book Archived (Protecting your identity)

Managing your Digital Footprint and keeping your information secure online

Book Archived (Digital Skills and the Law)

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Book Archived (Digital Skills and Employment)
Book Archived (Working in groups)

This book looks at how effective groupwork can be, how important it is to be a good team player and how this preparation at university will help you in your working life beyond university.

Book Archived (Time management)

This book looks at time management; the importance of attending lectures; reading effectively; the art of taking notes.

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