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My Study Skills

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Reading and notetaking
You will spend a lot of your study time reading about your subject and taking notes from books, lectures, journals and other sources. This is a guide to how to get the most from your reading and notes.

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Spelling and apostrophes
There are many words in the English language which are commonly misspelt. It’s important to check your spelling and to be accurate in your academic work, and when applying for jobs. This guide will show you how to avoid some of the most common errors.


Writing at Masters Level
Doing a Master’s degree involves a lot of aspects which will be familiar from a Bachelor’s degree programme, but there are some crucial differences. This is a guide to how to approach a Master’s degree and the work involved, which will highlight the areas that Master’s students should be concentrating on in order to succeed.


Avoid plagiarism and get better marks

This online resource introduces how to paraphrase, summarise, quote, in-text cite and reference in order to avoid plagiarism and get better marks.


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Critical analysis of a journal article
During your time at university, it is likely that you will be asked to critique or analyse a journal article. But what does this actually mean? In order to write a critical analysis of an article, you need to take several things into consideration - this guide will take you through them.

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Reflective Writing
It is likely that you will be asked to write at least one reflective essay. Many students find this difficult, because reflective writing is quite different from other assignments and discussing your own feelings and performance in academic work can be tricky at first. This help guide will take you through the process of producing a reflective essay.

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Proofreading
You may think that proofreading is just a ten minute job which involves checking for typos and spelling mistakes. It is so much more than that, and done properly, can mean the difference between a pass and a fail. This guide explains all.