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What are study skills?
Study skills are the skills you need to enable you to study and learn effectively. You will develop these skills as you progress through your course and they will help you throughout your life and future career. These pages are to support you to become independent learners, but you can always contact us if you need any support or help. Skills take time to learn, so you may find that you need to return often to these pages until you are comfortable with the task you have been set.
Useful Resources for Study Skills
Mind mapping (BBC Bitesize)
Mind mapping is a creative thinking technique that produces ideas by association. By creating a picture of lots of bits of information, connections can be made that may help come up with new ideas.
Weekly Time Planner
Use some form of time planner to record your personal and college commitments in one place, such as lectures, assignment deadlines and exam dates. Use this to help identify the best times to study.
Microsoft To-Do list
Prioritise tasks and keep track by creating and updating your own to-do list, either on desktop or mobile app.
Keep all your documents in one place by using Microsoft OneDrive.
The Mind Set by Bitesize (FE)
Tips and advice for exams and revision from the BBC.
Emerald Study Skills (HE)
As part of our subscription to the Emerald database we have access to their study skills articles.
- writing better essays;
- effective note taking;
- mind maps;
- exam technique;
and How to make the most of your library
Useful books for Study Skills
E-books - click on the cover to read the book online