Table of Contents

  1. Avoiding plagiarism
    1. What is plagiarism?
    2. Fully reference and acknowledge the work of others
    3. Use your own words and develop your own writing style
    4. Organise and structure your work in your own way
    5. Don't be afraid to express your own views
    6. Other forms of plagiarism
    7. Further information
  2. Contributing to seminars and tutorials
    1. Introduction
    2. 1. Preparation
    3. 2. Engaging in discussion
    4. 3. Taking notes in discussion groups
    5. 4. Follow-up work
    6. Conclusion
  3. Effective note making
    1. Making effective notes
    2. Taking notes to select
    3. Taking notes to understand
    4. Taking notes to remember
    5. Summary
  4. Exam stress
    1. What is stress?
    2. What causes stress?
    3. What are the signs that I am stressed?
    4. What can I do to help a friend who is feeling stressed?
    5. Six strategies for dealing with stress
    6. On the day of the exams and during the exam:
    7. Resources for more help and advice
  5. Improving your reading skills
    1. Reading for study
    2. Reading goals
    3. Choosing a text
    4. Detailed reading and note taking
    5. Increasing your reading speed
    6. Summary
  6. Inclusive writing
    1. The challenge
    2. Examples and references
    3. Examples of writing that is not inclusive
    4. Particular challenges within academic writing
    5. General principles you can use to guide your writing
    6. Conclusion
  7. Making the most of lectures
    1. The purpose of lectures
    2. Preparing for lectures
    3. Listening in lectures
    4. Taking notes
    5. Following up lectures
    6. Overcoming problems
    7. Summary
  8. Organising your time
    1. Part one: planning time
    2. Part two: using time
    3. Summary
  9. Referencing and bibliographies
    1. Why reference?
    2. Before you write
    3. When to use references
    4. Referencing styles
    5. How to reference using the 'author, date' system
    6. How to reference using footnotes or endnotes
    7. Finally
    8. Further reading
  10. Revision and exam skills
    1. Revision is a personal, individual process
    2. Taking control
    3. Quality above quantity
    4. Scoping the task
    5. Active versus passive revision
    6. Timetabling
    7. Monitor how things are going
    8. Be ready to step up your revision techniques
    9. Memory techniques
    10. Testing yourself
    11. Explaining
    12. Group work
    13. Working with exam questions
    14. Skeleton essays
    15. Timings in the exam
    16. On the start line
    17. Go!
  11. Successful group projects
    1. Group work at university
    2. The benefits of group work
    3. Stages in group work
    4. Trouble shooting
    5. Making the most of assessment
    6. Summary
  12. Thought mapping
    1. What is a non-linear technique?
    2. Why use a non-linear technique?
    3. Introducing thought maps
    4. Reading a thought map
    5. Making a thought map
    6. Using thought maps