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Support and help for higher education study, by University of Leicester's AccessAbility and Academic Practice Services. Students with particular educational needs may find these videos especially helpful, but all students will benefit from suggestions for systematic active reading, time management in study, and other helpful topics.

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Support and help for higher education study, by University of Leicester's AccessAbility and Academic Practice Services. Students with particular educational needs may find these videos especially helpful, but all students will benefit from suggestions for systematic active reading, time management in study, and other helpful topics.

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    Writing an Essay

    Writing an Essay

    A general overview of planning, researching, and writing an essay. Produced by the University of Leicester AccessAbility Centre.

    • 13 min
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    Writing a Dissertation

    Writing a Dissertation

    Guidance on the process of producing a dissertation, including managing your time and deciding how to structure the piece. Aimed at Masters students but will be helpful to undergraduate students as well.

    • 21 min
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    Reading and Note Making

    Reading and Note Making

    Rather than become stressed attempting to read everything on the reading list and falling behind, this video suggests a strategy of considering the essay to title to discover requirements; thinking through to create an argument; and planning an essay structure, to guide the note making process.

    • 4 min
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    Organisation and Time Management

    Organisation and Time Management

    Strategies to manage your time and work more effectively.

    • 7 min
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    Active Reading

    Active Reading

    Techniques that will help improve the efficiency of your reading, as well as your ability to remember what you read.

    • 9 min
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    What it means to be a critical student

    What it means to be a critical student

    Students and academics must learn to be critical about the ideas, statements, and theories they encounter in study and research. This short film discusses and illustrates simple ways you can begin to think and act as a critical student.

    • 5 min

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