Everyday skills

Information on how to improve your skills for studying.

Time management

Time management is perhaps the single most important and challenging skill to develop as a student. 

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Reading techniques

In order to get the most out of any text or set of texts, you need to be ready to adopt a range of different reading strategies.

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Note taking

People find different note-taking strategies work best for them, so it is important to experiment and develop a systematic approach that works for you.

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Critical thinking and writing

Whatever you're studying, it's likely that you'll be asked to use and demonstrate critical thinking.

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Mind mapping

Mind mapping can be a great way of engaging all of your senses in your university work.

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Reflective practice

Throughout your time at university, you will be asked to think and write reflectively.

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