Study Skills

Info & Study Skills

Developing your own study skills is central to becoming an independent learner. Click on a heading below to find out more information to support you on your path to independent learning. Content includes topic guides that you can download, video presentations and fun quizzes to test your learnin

Reading Effectively; Taking Notes

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Click on the link to download our Reading Effectively Guide Click on the link to download our Taking Notes Guide

Take a look at this video that explains how to use the 'Cornell' note taking system

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Use this handy Cornell Note Template and start using the Cornell System.

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Click on the link to download our Cornell Note Template leaflet.

Effective Revision

Here you can download our effective revision skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.

Exam and revision Cue Cards
Click on the PDF link to download our Revision and Cue Card set. You'll find lots of great tips about revision and exams. On the reverse of each card is an activity for you to complete.

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Click on the link to download our Effective Revision Guide leaflet.

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Check out this video with lots of tips about Effective Revision

Exam Preparation
Here you can download our exam preparation skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.

Exam and revision Cue Cards
Click on the PDF link to download our Revision and Cue Card set. You'll find lots of great tips about revision and exams. On the reverse of each card is an activity for you to complete.

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Click on the link to download our Exam Tips Guide

Take a look at this short video on how to prepare for your exams and what you should do during an exam

© Fasheikh. Original content link here.

Time Management

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Click on the link to download our Organisation Guide leaflet.

Assignment Planner

Organising your homework and assignments is very important. Use our Assignment Planner to help you do this. This sheet allows you to plan six pieces of work over a four week period. Fill in the details for each assignment and then rate each one in terms or its importance and its urgency. Remember that important and urgent are not the same thing. If you rate an assignment as both urgent and important then you should prioritise this assignment first - add in some work time to the calendar. If you have estimated 3 hours to complete it, you can add three one hour slots to the calendar for example.

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Take a look at the short video for more tips about improving your Time Management:

© Ana Cristina Pratas. Original content link here.

Learning Styles

Check out this video and see if you can guess what Learning Style you think you are

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Take this online quiz to find out your learning style: