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  • University of Edinburgh

    23 Things for Digital Knowlege

    The University of Edinburgh’s 23 Things for Digital Knowledge is an award winning (LILAC Credo Digital Literacy Award 2017) self-directed course. The programme seeks to expose you to a range of digital tools for your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student, or professional.

  • 5 Active Reading Strategies

    5 Active Reading Strategies for Textbook Assignments - College Info Geek

  • 5 tips to improve your critical thinking

    Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems.

  • Link to list of 50 educational podcasts

    50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out

    Great list of educational podcasts to aid research and broaden knowledge.

  • Link to 'Barking up the wrong tree' blog

    6 things productive people do every day

    Most Productive People: 6 Things They Do Every Day - tips from Eric Barker's 'Barking up the wrong tree' blog.

  • Academic Phrases

    Useful phrases for various functions in an academic text (e.g. describing methods, classifying, comparing, comparing and contrasting).

  • Academic Style

    Useful introduction to the features of academic style (formal vocabulary; being objective) with practice activities.

  • Academic style

    In general, formal academic writing is:

    • Serious and formal – NOT conversational
    • Impersonal – NOT personal
    • Intellectual and objective – NOT emotional
    • Precise and concise – NOT vague and repetitive

      One way to achieve this is to remove I, we and you.

  • Academic Vocabulary in Use

    This book includes 50 easy to use, two page units which give clear explanations of formal academic vocabulary with practice exercises.

  • Academic Writing

    This book takes you through the whole process of academic writing from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading.