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Skills for Learning - supporting your students. Learning and Information Services provide the Skills for Learning programme of support and resources, to enable your students to develop their academic, information and study skills. This wiki is intended as a quick reference guide to the resources available for you to use with your students. It covers a number of different academic study skills areas, as well as a number of different methods of skills development. The document takes the form of a number of links to resources and further information via our dedicated skills website. The resources can take a number of different forms: we run regular weekly workshops and offer one to one drop-in sessions and appointments. Skills for Learning also provides a range of online support including the interactive resource Skills 4 Study campus as well as study guides and tutorials. Take a look at the grid below to see the various types of support we offer for the different academic study skills needed for students to succeed. We are more than happy to give advice around embedding any resources into your teaching time or Wolf topic. This document can also be downloaded. Get in touch with us via your liaison librarian at: LISLiaison@wlv.ac.uk or telephone (01902) 323648.

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Student development  needs.

Workshops

Study guides

Audio-visual

 

 

Skills4studycampus (log-in required)  

Online

Open educational resources

 L4 To find high quality information for assignment

 

 

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To find information for background reading, and primary sources of information for projects and dissertations

 

 

Finding Academic Information (1 hour)

 

 

 

Advanced Information Searching (on request, 1.5 hours)

Guide to Finding Information (pdf)

 

Summon guide (Web)

 

 

Guide to Evaluating Information (pdf)

 

Guide to Writing a Literature Review (pdf)

 

 

Guide to Finding Information (mp3)

 

 

 

 

Guide to Evaluating Information (mp3)

 

Guide to Writing a Literature Review (mp3)

 

Finding Journal Articles (YouTube)

 

 

Getting Ready for Academic Study module

 

 

 

Studying effectively

 

 

Reading for your course (Prepare)

 

Find a book on the shelf (Wolf)

 

Conducting Research (Purdue Owl)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop for finding business information (Jorum)

 

Finding journals online (Jorum)

To plan and write in an academic style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Academic Writing (1.5 hours)

 

Good Academic Practice and writing: paraphrasing, referencing and TurnItIn (30mins - 1hour)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide to Academic Writing (pdf)

 

Guide to Planning your Assignment (pdf)

 

Guide to Assignment Task Words (pdf)

 

Guide to Reflective Writing (pdf)

 

Guide to Proofreading (pdf)

 

 

 

Guide to Academic Writing (mp3)

 

Guide to Planning your Assignment (mp3)

 

Guide to Assignment Task Words (mp3)

 

Guide to Reflective Writing (mp3)

 

Guide to Proofreading (mp3)

 

Writing Your Assignment (YouTube)

 

 

Academic writing

 

Planning your writing

 

Developing your writing

 

Improving your writing

 

Writing for different subjects

 

 

 

 

Academic Writing (Prepare)

 

Assignments (OU)

 

Writing (Monash)

 

Writing for Uni (Learn Higher)

 

Writing Lab (Purdue Owl)

 

 

 

Research skills (Jorum)

 

Reading skills (Jorum)

 

 

ASK planning tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be a critical thinker

 

Introduction to Critical Thinking (1.5 hours)

 

 

Introduction to Critical Reading (pdf)

 

Introduction to Critical Writing (pdf)

Introduction to Critical Thinking (YouTube)

 

What is critical thinking?

 

Critical reading and writing

 

Evaluating evidence

 

Critical reading techniques (OU)

Reading Skills Tutorial (Jorum)

 

To write a report

Report Writing (1 hour)

 

Guide to Report Writing (pdf)

 

Report Writing (YouTube)

 

Guide to Report Writing (mp3)

 

 

Reports

 

Report Writing (Jorum)

 

Working within a group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide to Group Work (pdf)

 

 

 

 

Guide to Group Work

(mp3 audio)

 

How to Work in a Group

(YouTube)

 

 

Group Work

 

 

 

Working with Others (Learn Higher)

 

Making Group Work work  (Jorum)

 

 

 

 

To improve your presentation skills

 

Improving your Presentation Skills (1 hour)

 

 

Guide to Poster Design (pdf)

 

Guide to Poster Design (mp3 audio)

 

Presentation Skills  (YouTube)

 

Presentation module

 

Giving Presentations (Skills for OU Study)

Presentation Skills (Jorum)

 

To  read and make notes

 

 

 

Guide to Effective Reading (pdf)

 

 

Guide to Effective Reading (mp3 audio)

 

Making notes during lectures

 

Making notes while reading

 

Reading effectively

 

Reading (Monash)

Note-taking Techniques

(Skills for OU Study)

 

Research Skills (Including Writing, Research, Reading and Note-making)

 

 

To prepare for exams

 

 

 

Guide to Exam Preparation (pdf)

Guide to Exam Preparation (mp3 audio)

 

Exam Skills module

 

Revising and Examinations

(Skills for OU Study)

 

Exam Skills Tutorial (Jorum) 

 

To prepare for projects and dissertations .

 

Thinking about  your Dissertation(1.5 hours)

 

Guide to Finding Information (pdf)

 

 

Guide to Writing a Literature Review

(mp3 audio)

 

Projects, dissertations and reports module

 

 

 

To do a literature  review

 

 

Starting a Literature Review (1.5 hours)

 

Literature Review for Postgraduates (on request, 1.5 hours) 

 

Guide to Writing a Literature Review (pdf)

 

Guide to Evaluating Information (pdf)

 

Guide to Time Management (pdf)

 

 

Guide to Finding Information (mp3 audio)

 

Guide to Evaluating Information (mp3 audio)

 

Guide to Time Management (mp3 audio)

 

Time management module

 

 

Referencing & reference management

Harvard (1 hour)

 

Oxford (1.5 hours)

 

APA (1 hour)

 

Referencing with RefWorks (1 hour)

Harvard (pdf)

 

Oxford (pdf)

 

APA (pdf)

 

Refworks (pdf)

 

Advanced RefWorks (pdf)

Youtube

 

Refworks

 

Construct a reference (WOLF)

 

Oxford (Video)

 

Referencing

 

Understanding plagiarism

Refworks website

 

RefWorks YouTube channel

 

Learn Higher

 

Purdue

 

 

Employability

 

Employability skills (pdf)

 

Group work/Presentations/

Reflective writing (pdf)

 

Exams/Reading/Note-making (pdf)

 

Academic writing/Essays/Reports (pdf)

 

Assignments/Research/

Dissertation writing (pdf)

 

Referencing/IT (pdf)

 

 

Guide to Improving Your Memory (pdf)

 

 

Employability skills - podcast

 

Groupwork/Presentations/Reflective writing - podcast

 

Exams/Reading/Note-making - podcast

 

Academic writing/Essays/Reports - podcast

 

Assignments/Research/

Dissertation writing - podcast

 

Referencing/IT - podcast

 

Guide to Improving Your Memory (mp3 audio)

Employability & Personal Development

Learn Higher

 

Purdue (Job Search)

 

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