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.

Writing Your Dissertation

Writing your dissertation

This chapter looks at the dissertation. Using the Dissertation Diamond, it helps you understand the Deciding, Researching, Writing and Referencing (DRWR) processes involved in producing a gem of a final year paper, from initial conception to finished product.


Writing a dissertation or working on a practical project for final year honours is now well cemented in university life. Most courses expect students to take on a large piece of work: we've to research it, analyse it, discuss it, report it, make recommendations, even create a product. Finally, we get the chance to work on something we've always been interested in; now is our time to shine! Sounds great!

On a practical level, it helps prepare us for writing large reports in the ...

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