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.
Chapter 2: Procrastination
This chapter looks at the ‘tomorrow never comes’ habit by taking you through the five-step Getting into Gear Process involved in facing your procrastination habits and in breaking the mould.
Procrastination – What's That Exactly?
Procrastination is the art of putting things off; of delaying the inevitable. Instead of dealing with tasks as they come along or learning to prioritise, a good procrastinator will find a believable reason for putting things off until tomorrow. Don't be mistaken though – procrastinators seldom sit around doing nothing. They're always busy, but with the wrong things.
It's easy to make excuses for avoiding doing what really needs to be done. Students are often the worst procrastinators, especially when faced with more than one assignment at a time, and having to ...