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 study skills and time management 

Books  

 

A Life in Error

 

J. Reason

The Brain’s Behind It

A. Smith

Critical Thinking Skills

S. Cottrell

Eat That Frog B. Tracy
The Good Study Guide A. Northedge
Max Your Memory M. Pascale
Passing Oxbridge Admission Tests R. Hutton

Seven Day Brain Booster

J. Alexander

Skills for Success S. Cottrell
The Talent Code D. Coyle
Use Your Head: How to Unleash the Power of Your Mind T. Buzan

 

Websites  

 

The Learning Scientists

 

Six strategies for effective learning.

The Talent Code A blog about developing and nurturing your talent. Written by Daniel Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code.
The Truth About Frogs A blog about time management by Brian Tracy, bestselling author of Eat That Frog.

Skills You Need

All study skills, including critical thinking.

WikiHow Articles on many subjects. Search for Education/Learning techniques.

reading, note taking and essay writing

Books  

 

Critical Thinking Skills

 

S. Cottrell

The Student’s Guide to Writing J. Peck
Write It Right J. Peck
How to Write Better Essays B. Greetham

 

Websites  

 

Mantex

 

Reading, note taking and anything related.

Note-taking systems Most widely used note-taking systems explained in detail.
Royal Literary Fund Essay writing, note taking and reading techniques.
University of Bristol’s Guide to Referencing Academic Work Different systems of referencing explained.
SQ3R Reading Technique Video tutorial.

Revision 

Books  

 

Revision Guides

 

All subjects

I Hate Revision R. Blakey
Lazy Student’s Guide to Revision D. Chapman

 

Websites  

 

AQA

 

The words in your exam questions that tell you what the examiner wants you to do.

Flash C ard Machine A free service for creating web-based study flashcards that can be shared with others.
Get Revising Revision resources and study tools for all learning styles and revision planner.

Lazy Sudent’s Guide

Revision tips; helps to organise revision.

Memrise Free platform that makes learning languages and vocabulary easy and fun.
Quizlet Flashcards, tests, and study games make it fun to learn anything.
Radio 1 Advice Tips on revision and exams.
Revision World Revision World is part of a group of revision websites, offering you thousands of free GCSE and A Level revision resources and study help advice. Use Revision World to create your own free study planner or revision timetable.
S-cool The revision website.
Study Blue The leading crowdsourced learning platform, provides intelligent learning tools including flashcards, notes, study guides and more.
Tutor2u Partners with teachers & schools to help students maximise their performance in important exams & fulfill their potential.

 

Research skills 

Websites  

 

Scholar Google

 

The academic arm of Google.

Google Books Books that have been made electronically available.
Dogpile.com All the best search engines in one.
GCF Learn Free Technonology/Digital Skills/Search Better.