Packed with advice, checklists and templates this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no nonsense style the guidance given in this book can be broken down into manageable chunks allowing you to work at your own pace.
Issues covered include:
" Planning your assignment
" Understanding your assignment question
" Researching your assignment
" Writing your assignment
" Referencing your assignment
" Managing your own well-being.
Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops, Monica Gribben has written this book to be as accessible as possible for students with dyslexia as they work through the many challenges that studying at university will present.
Features and materials include:
" Helpful Hints
" Timetable cards
" Assignment checklists
" Frequently Asked Questions
" Exercises to help students develop study skills strategies
Downloadable electronic resources are available online to increase the accessibility of the materials provided. This book is the perfect guide for any student with dyslexia studying in higher education.
Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.
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About the Author
Monica Gribben is a dyslexia specialist with a background in languages and education. She works as Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University and, in a private capacity, as Dyslexia Consultant to corporate companies. Monica has widespread experience in student support, specialising in Scottish and Norwegian University support systems for students with dyslexia. Throughout her career, she’s worked extensively with student nurses and midwives. Monica currently sits on the Scottish Government's Working Party Group on Dyslexia and is Author of The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia.
Table of Contents
About the Author vii
How to use this Toolkit ix
Companion Website x
1 Stepping out into university with dyslexia 1
2 Procrastination 18
3 Note-taking 34
4 Understanding your assignment 47
5 Gathering information 59
6 Thinking critically 71
7 Writing your assignment 80
8 Writing your dissertation 102
9 Referencing 122
10 Exams 137
11 Oral presentations 156
12 Making the most of your feedback 175