Packed with advice, checklists and templates this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no nonsense style the guidance given in this book can be broken down into manageable chunks allowing you to work at your own pace.

Issues covered include: “Procrastination; “Planning your assignment; “Understanding your assignment question; “Researching your assignment; “Writing your assignment; “Referencing your assignment; “Managing your own well-being.

Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops, Monica Gribben has written this book to be as accessible as possible for students with dyslexia as they work through the many challenges that studying at university will present.

Features and materials include: “Helpful Hints; “Timetable cards; “Assignment checklists; “Frequently Asked Questions; “Exercises to help students develop study skills strategies

Downloadable electronic resources are available online to increase the accessibility of the materials provided. This book is the perfect guide for any student with dyslexia studying in higher education.

Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.



This chapter looks at exams: how to deal with things before your exams and on the exam day. It helps you organise your revision, giving you techniques for dealing with different exams. It looks at exam stress and how to switch off after your exams.

Exams are probably every student's biggest nightmare. It's our time to shine and show what we know but somehow exams scare us, we don't like them, they cause us major stress, but still we need to do them – and we know that. So how do we deal with the dreaded exam? Two things really – appropriate support and effective revision. Organise and prioritise things before your exam and you'll manage a successful exam process on the day.

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