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Study Skills Academy

Welcome to the study skills academy for HE Students.

Are you studying on an HNC/HND Programme?

Here are some resources to support you through your course in college .  These resources will also prove useful if you intend to further your studies at university.

Please select from the links below.

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Learning Resource Skills

Do you want to get the most out of your Learning Resource Centre?

The following information will help you with accessing resources through the library catalogue as well as how to retrieve information from E-books and online databases.

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Note Taking

Effective note-taking will help you to remember and to understand.  It will aid revision and help you  make a large amount of information manageable.

Notes should always be brief and clear, easy to understand and well organised.

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Critical Thinking

Critical thinking clarifies goals, examines assumptions, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions.

Think ....

WHY, WHERE, WHEN, WHO, WHAT and HOW?

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Essay Writing

Essay structure has 3 main components:

  • An Introduction
  • The Body of the Essay
  • The Conclusion

Click on the link below to research essay writing skills.

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Referencing

All assignments must be referenced, at college we use the Harvard System.

Why should you reference sources?

 

  • To demonstrate the research you have undertaken
  • To show evidence for and substantiate your discussion
  • To enable the reader to identify and locate sources used
  • To avoid accusations of plagiarism
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Study Skills Academy

Welcome

Learning Resource Skills

Learning Resource Skills

Note Taking

Note Taking

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Essay Writing

Essay Writing

Referencing

Referencing

Plagiarism

Plagiarism

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Time Management

Time Management

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