Yesterday, Dean Irwin, a postgraduate reseacher at CCCU, asked me if I had any tips for students who struggle to read on computers (even with assistive technology) and who don’t have access to a printer. I am not a specialist in this area, but in this blog I will attempt to share some tips for making reading library resources online a little easier.
What are study skills?
Study skills are the abilities, habits, understandings and attitudes to enable you to succeed in your unique student journey (Cottrell, 2019). We all have our own methods to engage with our studies and academic assignments, including different ways of writing notes or revising.
Last week in her fabulous blog, Kate Davies looked at some of the resources available to support blended learning. This week, we are going to look at some of the go-to services that can help you create a truly blended learning experience in Blackboard.
Yes, we have e-books, thousands of them, but your CCCU digital library provides many more resources for learning, teaching and research. Here, the Learning and Research Librarians share their five top picks on ways you can use the digital library to support your virtual classrooms.
This blog will cover the top 3 tips to help you get ready for next year. I am sure you are excited to have completed your assessments and can now focus on having a relaxing time over the summer.
However, it would be a good idea to reflect on how things have gone and to use that learning to improve for next year.
Here are the top 3 tips to help you transition into your next academic year:
These are difficult times for students. Studying in isolation can be hard. Not having regular face to face contact with your tutors and other students, having no-one help you develop your work or to bounce your ideas off all can leave you feeling a bit lost or lacking direction. Worse still, isolation can turn your focus inwards and lead to periods of self-doubt and concerns about your intelligence and ability to handle academic work. Never fear – this little guide to growth mindsets may be able to help you move past those problems and keep you on the path to academic success.