Week A
study skills and time management


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






Thomas Frank and his team have built this website from the ground up to help you learn effectively, spend less time studying, and become more productive. It’s full of very useful advise and highly recommended.

The Learning Scientists

Six strategies for effective learning.

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


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






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 Guides


All subjects

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






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.
Seneca Want to replace boring revision guides with a fun way to study? Join over 1,000,000 students improving their KS3, GCSE & A Level grades.
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


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.