Study guide

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Microsoft Excel - Creating a Chart
To be able to create a chart in Microsoft Excel 2010
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Worksheet, Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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Evaluating a source
To be able to critically evaluate sources.
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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CVs, Covering Letters and Personal Statements Proofreading Checklist for SPAG
To increase awareness of common spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) errors that are made in CVs, covering letters and personal statements.
Activity time: 10 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF file
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Academic Reading: Handbook for students
Brief student-facing guide to academic reading. Covers a variety of areas and gives useful tips on selecting reading materials, active reading strategies, useful techniques and more...
Activity time: 45 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Word document
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References and bibliographies booklet
This 71-page booklet explains when to reference, how to reference (using the Harvard style), gives examples of different forms of referencing, including some of the less common sources, and includes two assignments to demonstrate referencing in action.
Activity time: Unknown time
Types of media: Handout/s, PDF file
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What's the point of referencing?
Student essay in response to a 2009 LearnHigher competition on 'What is the point of referencing?’. Together with a tutor commentary, the essay sets out and explores three for referencing: to construct, structure, support and communicate arguments; to link work to the existing body of knowledge; and how referencing can add credibility to academic work.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, PDF file
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Resource Pack Supporting Student Community Projects
This pack contains resources to support student projects in the local community. It includes guidance for students about project queries list of resources available to students to support their project work, fundraising ideas, oral history references and a contract template.
Activity time: 1 hour
Types of media: Helpsheet, Word document
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Learning Contract
This resource includes guidance notes for developing a learning contract for self-directed study, together with a template for a Learning Contract. The resource is tailored for adult students and is designed to be worked through on a one-to-one basis with a tutor.
Activity time: 45 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Word document
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Developing an Action Plan for Independent Learning
Worksheet to support students to outline an structured action plan for their studies. This resource provides a template to encourage students to be effective independent learners, able to identify: what they want to learn; the best ways for them to learn what they want to learn; and how to demonstrate learning.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document
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Induction booklet - template and examples
This resource offers a customisable template for a booklet to support students through the induction process. An exemplar booklet is also available from a student intake at the University of Manchester. A set of notes are provided detailing the background, aims and objectives, design and student evaluation of the booklet.
Activity time: 5 hours
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, Word document, PDF file
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Writing for Assignments E-library (Wrasse)
Students can browse examples of students work from a number of subject areas, and see comments from lecturers
Activity time: Variable
Types of media: Webpage
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Tips for writing a critical essay
This guide provides students with additional tips to help them apply models of critical thinking to their writing.
Activity time: 15 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s
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