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Better safe than sorry: proofreading your work

This resource explores three vital elements to review when proofreading your work - flow, clarity and accuracy - and gives you a chance to learn about and apply some techniques to ensure that you check your work properly.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: planning

This resource will highlight some of the key stages in planning to write your dissertation. It will also highlight some useful tools to help you along the way.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Dissertations: the A-Z of literature reviews

This resource will give you an introduction to literature reviews. It will also give you advice on what a good literature should include, and how to prepare for writing your literature review.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Get a grip: understanding your task

This resource takes you through the process of analysing your assignment task to ensure that you're clear about what you're being asked to do, giving you some useful techniques to ensure that your work remains focused on directly addressing the question at hand.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Introducing Special Collections

This resource introduces the different types of materials found in the Library's Special Collections, explaining what they are and how this valuable source of primary material spanning five millennia and covering a broad spectrum of subjects can be used to support your studies.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Never a wasted word: writing your essay

This resource explores the purpose and process of writing an essay, highlighting how you can ensure that your themes run throughout your work, and that every section of your essay supports your argument to help your reader to understand your ideas.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Note making: capturing what counts

This resource looks at the purposes and contexts in which you make notes. It also provides an overview of different note-making techniques and which purpose theses techniques are most effective for.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Overcoming procrastination

These two online resources will help you to understand the roots of your own personal procrastination behaviour, and explore a range of strategies that you can try out to help you to overcome it and start getting things done!

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Strategies for dealing with procrastination

This resource examines some of the practical strategies that you can use to help you to overcome your procrastination.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Now or never? Understanding the procrastination cycle

This resource will help you to explore your own procrastination behaviour, and recognise how it is often rooted in certain negative thoughts and emotions.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Original thinking allowed: avoiding plagiarism

This resource explores some of the issues surrounding academic integrity, providing you with techniques to help you to avoid plagiarism when referring to the work of others and to add your own voice into your work.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Podcast: 12 tips for successful revision

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Podcast: Exam extra revision tips and resources

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Start to finish: Referencing

This set of resources will show you how to reference different types of sources in your assignments. It will help you to cite, paraphrase and manage your references using tools such as EndNote, Endnote online and Mendeley.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Start to finish: revision

This set of resources will take you through the revision process from start to finish. It will help you to prioritise your revision effectively.

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  • Format: Interactive guide

Study strategies for success

This resource explores different study preferences, offering a variety of strategies you can use to get the most out of your lectures, notes and revision according to how you work best to maximise your strengths and help you to become a more successful student.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

The student guide to social media

This resource explores some social media tools, providing advice on how you can use them in your studies to find information, work with others, keep up to date, network and develop your online presence.

Developed in collaboration with Skills@Library, University of Leeds and the University of York Library.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

What's the big idea: developing and organising your argument

This resource outlines a five-step technique you can use to help you to identify what your main arguments are, and to organise your ideas into a coherent structure.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

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