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Study Skills


Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Copyright: Creative Commons and Attribution

Library Skills

Intellectual property refers to someone’s ideas or words, as well as any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding...Show More
Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Avoiding Plagiarism: Bibliographies

Library Skills

Did you know that just by submitting a research report, you could be committing a crime? That is, if you have used the work or intellectual property of others without acknowledging it. Plagiarism is theft and it has serious consequences in...Show More
Using the Catalogue

Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school, college, university and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where to start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a...Show More
Online Databases

Online Databases

Library Skills

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when searching online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. A solution? Online databases. Using them is simpler than you might think. This programme...Show More
Time Flies: Time Management Tips

Time Flies: Time Management Tips

Study Skills

Emerson and Parker have lost control of the final commercial flight of the Berringer-848 model aeroplane. As it plummets from the sky, every second is vital. Fortunately skills coach extraordinaire, Ray Roundtree, is on hand to outline some...Show More
The Magic of Learning Styles

The Magic of Learning Styles

Study Skills

World-famous magician Angelo Mysterioso can’t take a trick. No matter how hard he studies his craft, he can’t get it right. Enter skills coach Ray Roundtree, who enlightens the magician on learning styles – visual, auditory, and...Show More
Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Study Skills

It’s high drama – police have identified a time-bomb in a car boot. Brave Constable Taviner decides to defuse it herself – brave because she has no idea what she’s doing. In a flash, skills coach Ray Roundtree appears to save the day with...Show More
Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Study Skills

It’s the day of the bank raid. Underworld lynchpin Black Cat isn’t impressed that Bugsy’s forgotten how to crack a safe. A knock at the door…it’s skills coach Ray Roundtree who loads them up with guidelines for digesting and remembering...Show More
Handwriting Tips

Handwriting Tips

This engaging clip provides clear and precise instructions to students who wish to develop fluency and neatness in their handwriting. A difficult skill to master, handwriting requires practice of simple, repeatable exercises such as those...Show More
Online Research Skills

Online Research Skills

Search engines are a useful tool, but how can students get the best results from them? Join the fictional Professor Doogle as she looks at skills including: selecting and searching search engines and databases; using precise keywords; predicting...Show More
Understanding Plagiarism and its Consequences

Understanding Plagiarism and its Consequences

Information has never been more accessible than it is today. With millions of people contributing material to the Internet, the temptation to plagiarise is ever-present. In this programme, we explore the nature of plagiarism, including some...Show More
Study Skills for People Who Hate to Study

Study Skills for People Who Hate to Study

Designed to help students get organised, this programme helps set goals and priorities, and allows students to stay in charge of their school work. The programme identifies the three main obstacles to effective study - disorganisation,...Show More
Credibility

Credibility

Critical Thinking Series

This programme begins with an exploration of the concept of credibility and illustrates the key criteria of motive, bias, vested interest, neutrality, ability to perceive and expertise. A reconstruction of a famous murder case from the 1920's is...Show More
Assumptions

Assumptions

Critical Thinking Series

This programme starts with a number of accessible examples to illustrate what we mean by assumptions, how we find them and use the negative test, and how finding them can help to illuminate arguments. Students are then asked to test their...Show More
Evidence in Argument

Evidence in Argument

Critical Thinking Series

This programme begins by illustrating the meaning and significance of evidence and the presentation of evidence in numbers, percentages, rates and over time. The case against zoo's is used to give students the opportunity to evaluate and question...Show More
Plagiarism: What Do You Value?

Plagiarism: What Do You Value?

This programme teaches the relevant research, quoting and referencing skills that will enable a student to steer clear of plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional.