Getting Started with Academic Skills

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These quick-reference guides are a great introduction to academic skills - but we recommend you follow them up with the more detailed study guides.

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Learning Styles - what are they and how can they help you study effectively?

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Concentration and Time Management - learn to make the most of your study time

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Reading skills - how to use different reading styles to save time and active reading to learn more

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Lectures and taking notes - don't just sit there! Tips on how to engage your brain during lectures

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Gathering information and using the library - how to gather and cite references in your assignments

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Seminars, tutorials and group projects - learning to contribute and work as part of a team

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Giving presentations - how to prepare and deliver a talk, including tips on coping with nerves

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Planning Essays and Assignments - simple steps to improve your essays and reports

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Writing Essays and Assignments - how to turn your plan into thousands of words

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Writing scientifically - learn to use a clear, objective style and structure for your essays and reports

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Revising for and taking exams - effective revision techniques that minimise stress

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Why are you here? - gaining key skills for your career

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last updated on October 16, 2008
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