Academic Success

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Note taking skills

This course will assist you to take notes that are meaningful at exam time. 

  • This course will help you to:

    • Make notes from lectures and books in an efficient and effective way
    • Make use of consistent symbols to save time
    • Make use of prediction and anticipation
    • Use discourse markers
    • Draw mind maps of lectures
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Study skills

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Academic Writing skills

This course will help you to:

  • Interpret assignments in terms of topic and frame. Frames include:
  • Process description
  • Compare and contrast
  • Cause and effect
  • For and against
  • Problem and solution
  • Identify useful assignment techniques
  • Use definitions and examples effectively
  • Use evidence, implication and inference
  • Edit and proofread your work
  • Improve the overall impact of your work


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 Reading skills

This course will help you to:

  • Read in a more active and focused way
  • Predict what is coming next
  • Skim, scan and search different texts
  • Use the first and last chapters of books effectively
  • Read in a more time-efficient way
  • Read with greater understanding
  • Understand the structure and features of a text
  • Read more critically
  • Use diagram notes
  • Use indexes, tables of content, abstracts and summaries more effectively
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In the process of being developed