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 deals with the before, during and after processes involved in dealing with lecture material. It presents strategies to improve your note-taking skills, and helps you connect old knowledge with new so you can make the most of your lectures.


How often have we sat in lectures and switched off because we've lost track? Missed the key points and so left with incomplete notes and a bundle of frustration? Even sat in a lecture with cramping hands because we're trying to write down every single word that comes out of the lecturer's mouth? Sound familiar? Then let's change the way you think about lectures.

Remember, there's no right or wrong way to take notes. As long as it works for you and your learning ...

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