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.

Gathering Information

Gathering information

This chapter looks at the processes involved in gathering information from the library and online resources. It takes you through the searching, finding and using stages of effectively sourcing what you need for your assignments, and tells you how to avoid plagiarism.


How many of us started out thinking that's how it all worked? Then realisation dawned – we needed to learn to use the library … What!? Library!? That place full of books and print!? That place where the letter–number system is so complicated we never seem to find what we're looking for and so … exit the library from our student life?

Is that such a wise thing? Of course, there will always be students who'll never use the library, but ...

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