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Lecture Capture: Time travel for students

Hints and tips on using Lecture Capture to effectively support your studies.

From  Malcolm Roberts on September 26th, 2019 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Sun Diagrams

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre A sun diagram can be used as a brain dump to get out all the information you have about a topic in one place. The basic principles are that…

From  Jessica Keen on January 4th, 2019 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Paragraph Structure

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. The topic sentence - a general statement that states the main idea Explanation or Definition - clarifies any difficult or unclear terms in the…

From  Jessica Keen on December 21st, 2018 0 likes 9 plays 0  

SWAPS Proofreading Model

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. S - Sentence structure - check each sentence is not a: run on sentence, sentence fragment, sentence that does not make sense, or a stringy…

From  Jessica Keen on December 21st, 2018 0 likes 8 plays 0  

301 Academic Skills Centre

Find out how we can help you! 301 Academic Skills Centre provides opportunities for all students to develop the essential academic and study skills which underpin their learning at university. Study…

From  Jessica Keen on December 20th, 2018 0 likes 31 plays 0  

Understanding How You Learn

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Visual - colourful note cards, pictures, mind maps, videos, flowcharts, colours and symbols to denote themes/key ideas. Auditory - Recordings…

From  Jessica Keen on December 18th, 2018 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Reading Critically

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Purpose and background - why are you reading this text? What type of text is it? What do you know about the subject of the text? What else has…

From  Jessica Keen on December 18th, 2018 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Last Few Days Before an Exam

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Plan out how you will use your time during an exam Have a look over the revised material - avoid cramming as you’re unlikely to take…

From  Jessica Keen on December 18th, 2018 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Writing an Introduction

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Nearly all introductions perform three functions:Hook readers and convince them to take the time to read the essay Giving background…

From  Jessica Keen on December 11th, 2018 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Writing a Conclusion

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Conclusions should fulfil three main roles: It signals the end of the essay - begin your conclusion with a transition signal, for example…

From  Jessica Keen on December 11th, 2018 0 likes 11 plays 0  

WEED Structure for Paragraphs

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. What - the first sentence of your paragraph should make it clear what subject you are covering - the topic sentence. Evidence - support your…

From  Jessica Keen on December 11th, 2018 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Delivering a Presentation

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Running up to your presentation: plan what you'll wear/how you'll get there, practice presentation, know what you can skip through…

From  Jessica Keen on November 26th, 2018 0 likes 221 plays 0  

Top Exam Revision Tips

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Draw up a revision timetable working backwards from exams and adapt and review this regularly Consider priorities - don’t just focus on…

From  Jessica Keen on November 26th, 2018 0 likes 63 plays 0  

Types of Sources

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Primary - first hand, immediate, raw, data/findings Secondary - second hand, after the fact, interpreted, analysis Quantitative - numerical,…

From  Jessica Keen on November 23rd, 2018 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Reading for Memory

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. Throughout your degree you will have a lot of reading material to cover, and committing this reading to memory can be hard. Before you start…

From  Jessica Keen on November 23rd, 2018 0 likes 55 plays 0  

Scan Reading an Academic Text

Study Skills Hack created by 301 Academic Skills Centre. You will be faced with a lot of reading on your course, including long reading lists with lots of dense and complex texts on them. Faced with…

From  Jessica Keen on November 22nd, 2018 0 likes 174 plays 0