Our 90 minute dyslexia-friendly study support sessions are open to any student who wants to improve their study skills within a relaxed, supportive and flexible environment.
The session programme has been designed to support you during the academic semester. The sessions start with an exploration of how you can maximise your assets and strengthen any weak areas you may have.
The following sessions explore skills for organisation and time management; use of assistive technology; research; reading, note taking and writing for assignments; preparing and giving presentations; revising and taking exams.
Please book the sessions you want to attend via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the Learning Gateway in the Roland Levinsky Building.
1 February: How the use of technology can make learning more effective
- Get to know the supportive software available on the campus computers.
- Learn strategies of how to integrate highly effective, freely available technology into your learning tasks.
8 February: Improve your reading skills
- Learn how to make your reading more effective.
- This session includes holistic strategies for approaching reading tasks, finding priority information and annotating effectively.
15 February: Improve your writing skills part 1 - planning and creating useful notes
- Learn more effective ways of interpreting assignment tasks, making effective assignment plans and creating useful notes.
22 February: Improve your writing skills part 2 - structuring assignments and analysing and writing critically
- Learn how to develop highly effective ways to structure your assignments for strong analytical and critical content.
1 March: Improve your writing skills part 3 - proofreading, grammar, referencing and plagiarism
- Develop your skills in writing clear and meaningful sentences and paragraphs.
- Learn how to reference accurately and effectively.
8 March: Improve your presentation skills - how to create slides and deliver effective presentations
- Develop practical ways to create and communicate your presentations.
15 March: Improve your revision skills
- Learn structured, holistic and multi-sensory approaches to tackling revision and preparing for different types of exams.
22 March: Improve your exam skills
- Learn how to optimise the exam time.
- Decode exam questions, practise timed answers and make the most of examination strategies.