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5 Must-do online study skills programs from the Library

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The Robertson Library offers a variety of online programs to help students improve your academic study, writing, numeracy and ITC (Information and Communication Technologies) skills. To get you off to a good start, we’ve rounded up five of the most useful programs that will help you perform better in your studies.

Time Management. No matter what you’re studying, every university student needs to be able to manage their time well. This program will teach you self-management strategies and walk you through how to use your time more effectively.

Better Referencing. Nobody enjoys referencing – however, it is an important skill for all university students, especially those who plan to take on research roles in the future. After completing this program, you will be better able to recognise and avoid plagiarism in your work.

Better Tests. If you’re someone who doesn’t perform well in test situations, this program is perfect for you. Focusing on three main topics (multiple choice, essays and short answers), it will teach you helpful tips and strategies on how to tackle tests and exams.

Better Writing. This is a relatively broad program that will give you a better understanding of the types of writing you might be expected to do at university (reflective writing, report writing, laboratory reports and scientific reports) and how to approach each of them.

Better Essays. You’re likely to complete several essays while you’re at university, but it can be challenging to know how to correctly structure them. This program breaks down how essays should be structured and will give you the skills to properly and confidently write your next essay.

You can find all of these programs (for FREE) plus more on the Study Skills website.