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.

Thinking Critically

Thinking critically

This chapter helps you to understand what's meant by critical thinking, and to put it into practice in your assignments.


We all think, every day, every minute; from passing thoughts to more considered ones, it's part and parcel of who we are and what we do. Sometimes our thinking can change our views and influence our decisions. It can enhance our understanding, develop our knowledge or awareness of something, and even make us hungry to learn more.

That all seems understandable, but how many of us were confused the first time we read ‘critically evaluate’, ‘critically examine’ in an assignment? And so we were introduced to critical thinking …

Once you know the difference between critical thinking and the more everyday thinking, and understand the ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles