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 looks at the art of referencing your work. It explains plagiarism and how to avoid this by following the MRTR four-step process: Managing, Recording, Thinking, Referencing.

Referencing – it's that thing we dread the most about our assignments. We can't really see the point of it, and, oh, trying to master the art of it gets on our nerves. It annoys even the best of us. Double-checking sources we've used is so time-consuming and if we miss out one small comma, well, we lose marks. Even worse – forget to mention an author in our assignment even though they're listed at the end, and we're penalised, even accused of plagiarism. How fair is that? All we hear is:

It might be their idea but ...

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