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Academic Writing and Study Skills - Study Guides

Study Guides on a range of topics are available from this webpage or in paper copy from the Dean of Students' Office.

We also offer drop-in hours and tutorial appointments if you would like more in-depth, personal support to develop particular skills. 

These guides provide advice on

 Reading & Researching   Writing   Exams   Presenting   Teaching & Learning   Study Skills  

Mathematics and Statistics resources 

Reading and Researching  
Academic Literature                                                                                                   pdf             
Reading Effectively  pdf
Effective Note Making pdf
Thought Mapping pdf
Using the Internet for Research  pdf 

Planning an Essay                                                                                                     pdf             
Writing an Essay  pdf
Essay Presentation pdf 
Planning and Conducting a Dissertation Research Project pdf
Writing a Dissertation pdf
Writing Reports pdf
Referencing your work pdf
Using Paragraphs pdf
Using Paraphrase pdf
Using Quotations pdf
Using 'signpost' Words and Phrases pdf

Revision and Exam Skills                                                                                            pdf             
Creative Revision Strategies pdf
Improve your Memory pdf
Using Past Papers  pdf 
Common Exam Errors pdf
Exam Stress pdf
What to do if exams go badly pdf

Planning a Presentation                                                                                              pdf             
Delivering a Presentation pdf
Managing Anxiety in Presentations and Interviews  pdf 

Teaching and Learning  
Making the Most of Lectures                                                                                       pdf             
Contributing to Seminars and Tutorials pdf
Successful Group Projects pdf 
Choosing a Study Skills Book pdf

Study Skills    
Organising your Time                                                                                                  pdf             
Weekly Planner pdf
Semester Planner pdf
Procrastination pdf 
Perfectionism pdf