Study Skills Support for Students

Learning Services have a variety of study skills support available for students. The new bespoke resources tab in Learning Edge automatically gives students easy access to study information tailored for their subject area. Our assignment help web pages also contain help and signposting to information and resources. Students can also access Ask Us to find answers to their study related questions.

One to one support for students

Any student can book a 30 minute session with a Learning Services academic skills adviser for advice on any aspect of their studies. We can help them to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies and skills to use as they plan and write assignments.

Students can also book a 30 minute session with one of our librarians for advice on any aspect of searching for information, using eResources, or managing information (RefWorks). We can help them to identify areas for improving their search skills as they carry out research for assignments.

Steps to Success

Learning Services are also offering students the opportunity to attend one hour workshops on assignment planning, referencing, academic writing and dissertations. Students need to book to attend a session. More information is available on the Steps to Success workshops web page.

Zoe Clarke (Academic Liaison Manager)

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Steps to Academic Success 2013

Steps to Academic Success is back due to popular demand. Learning Services are again running a series of workshops to support all students in their academic work. One hour workshops will take place between January and June 2013 on subjects such as:

exam techniques, essay planning, Harvard referencing, annotated bibliography and employability.

Please go to http://ehstudyskills2012.eventbrite.com/  to find details of each session, and to book in if you feel inspired.

Zoe Clarke (Academic Liaison Manager) ext.4829

Red (sweatshirt) Alert!

Have you noticed our student assistants, resplendent in their red sweatshirts who are based at the Ask desk on the first floor of the University Library, Ormskirk?

Research at other universities has shown that students can benefit from ‘peer to peer support’, hence the move to introduce student assistants into the library.

Students themselves have indicated that if they have got a query they would prefer to ask their peers first before they would approach a member of staff.

According to The University of Manchester,
‘There is strong evidence that Peer Support has a positive influence on students’ experience of their time at University, both academically and socially.’

The student assistants are trained in the use of library and learning resources, study skills and basic IT functions. They can also help students to understand the physical layout of the library.

The student assistants offer an additional layer of support to complement the work of the staff at the Ask desk and the flexible IT support staff.

Next time that you are in the University Library say ‘Hello’ to our student assistants and if you have a query, don’t be afraid to ask.

For more information please contact michael.stores@edgehill.ac.uk

Exam techniques: Steps to success

Exam technique

24 April 2012 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Staff Development Room 2nd floor LINC building

Exams are intended to test students as individuals under controlled conditions so that they can demonstrate their abilities.

There are a number of techniques that can help to improve exam performance.

This session will look at:

Note taking
Revision skills
Time management

To book a session please go to:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1820072947?s=4342301

Steps to Success: Help with Harvard

Come along to the session on Monday 26 March if you would like help with using Harvard referencing in your assignments. This is one of a series of sessions called Steps to Success which have been designed to help you to improve your academic skills.

You can find out how to reference some commonly used (and some less commonly used!) sources in your assignments including books, journals, reports and websites and you can also learn more about different ways to reference by using direct quotations and paraphrasing.

You can book a place at:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1820072947?s=4818699.

Monday 26 March 2012  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Development Room S7, 2nd floor, LINC building

 

 

Step up to Harvard referencing: find out how with Steps to Success

If you’re still getting to grips with using Harvard referencing, come along to the session on Tuesday 20 March as part of the Steps to Success series which has been designed to help you to improve your academic skills.

You can find out how to reference some commonly used (and some less commonly used!) sources in your assignments including books, journals, reports and websites and you can also learn more about different ways to reference by using direct quotations and paraphrasing.

You can book a place at:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1820072947?s=4818699.

Tuesday 20 March 2012  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Development Room S7, 2nd floor, LINC building

 

 

Revising for exams?

Take the anxiety out of exams by getting ahead of the game with your revision.

Anybody can learn and apply exam techniques. You’ll be surprised at the amount of study skills you already have that can be adapted for exam revision. The crucial starting point is in managing your time and planning your revision carefully.

The Open University has some excellent advice and resources for preparing for and taking exams:

http://www.open.ac.uk/skillsforstudy/revising-exams-and-assessment.php

Resources on this site cover:

  • How to create a revision timetable (and planning throughout the year)
  • Anxiety management
  • Mind maps and learning posters
  • Summary notes and quick view notes
  • Mnemonics (memory aids)
  • Revising with friends
  • Different types of exams

The site has a combination of audio and visual resources and a booklet you can download. To download resources you need to create an account (which is free).

For more help with revision, you can book an appointment with an Academic Skills Advisor – just call in at the Inclusive Services desk on the first floor of the University Library. We can’t do the revision for you, but we can give you some tips that may make it a bit more manageable.

Good luck!

New April 1st year Health Students – Help and Support Sessions

Learning Services has developed a programme of sessions to support you through your first assignment.

You will need to book onto these sessions and we are limited to 20 per session: Please email Iain Gannon

Gannoni@edgehill.ac.uk to book your place

 

Annotated Bibliography

Thursday 20th May, 12-1pm LINC IT2

 

Searching for Articles in Journals and Databases

Friday 28th May, 12-1pm LINC IT2

 

Essay Planning

Thursday 3rd June, 12-1pm LINC Group Room

(Ground floor of the LINC Building)

 

Referencing

Friday 4th June, 12-1pm Solstice Red Room

(Lower ground floor of the FoH Building)

 

Faculty of Health Road Show/Drop-in

Wednesday 9th June, 11-2pm FOH Foyer

(we will be in the Foyer, come and ask us a question!)

 

Basic Microsoft Word

Wednesday 9th June, 12-1pm E3

 

Basic Microsoft Powerpoint

Wednesday 9th June, 1-2pm E3

We will be at the Aintree Campus for Drop-ins

Come and see us at the library in Aintree

Monday 7th June Aintree Library IT Room

(Clinical Sciences Centre, 1st Floor)

Tuesday 8th June Room 1:06

(Clinical Sciences Centre, 1st Floor)

 

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