academic study skills
These guides include practical activities and advice to help you develop the habits of effective, independent study.
- Understanding and answering exam questions (2.45 MB)
- How to present an argument (1.81 MB)
- Time management (1.09 MB)
- Proofing and editing your work (1.16 MB)
- Academic essay writing (1.46 MB)
Whether you’re a first year undergraduate, moving on to postgraduate study and beyond, an international student studying in the UK, or have been away from study for a while, we have a range of resources to help you study smarter and ensure success throughout your course.
SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your dissertation or literature review and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.
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The University’s Study Skills service will help you to develop and enhance those skills so that you’re better prepared for university study, helping you to improve your grades and even helping in your professional and personal life.
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Study Skills comprise an integrated repertoire of tactics and strategies, which facilitates acquisition, organization, retention, and application of new information.
Study skills encompass a broad range of tactics and strategies that ultimately allow students to effectively learn, organize, and recall new information. Although children are often expected to develop study skills naturally, research indicates that many students exhibit study skill deficits and require explicit instruction to acquire and appropriately use study skills [ 5 ]. Additionally, the degree to which students are able to study effectively is a strong predictor of academic achievement [ 1 ].
There is a lot of support available to all members of Heriot Watt University for developing the academic skills needed to succeed at university and beyond. Below are links to the various services that can help.
The Maths and Statistics Help page also outlines resources to help all students to develop these skills.
Resources on staying motivated and improving your memory.
Tips on how to improve your listening and retention, as well as participation
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- You can access writing feedback and online tutoring via Studiosity in My Birkbeck .
- You can access study skills workshops, activities, links and one-to-one online appointments in the Study Skills Moodle module.