Posts tagged: skills for learning

Getting through a boring book…

17 November 2017

Hope is one of our English students. She is blogging about reading boring books!

Reading is great…mostly, and if you’re on an English based course like I am, you’ll know that reading is not so much a fun, leisurely pastime as it is a necessity. I don’t know much about other courses reading requirements, but what I do know is that at one point or another, we all have to read a pretty boring book…or two…three…ten?

The problem here is, that when you read for fun, if the book doesn’t grab your attention straight away, or a couple of chapters in you just cannot for the life of you get into it, you can simply put it down and pick up the next on your list of want-to-reads. When you’re required to read for a course, however, it’s not that easy (unfortunately). read more

Week 2 #SalfordSmart – Find the books you need to read for each of your modules

2 October 2017
Ella

Hear from Ella, a current student, talking about reading lists in this weeks #SalfordSmart

#SalfordSmart this week

There is lots going on in this weeks #SalfordSmart programme. We are looking at using your module reading lists to get hold of the books you need to read.

Login to #SalfordSmart to learn:

  • Where to find your reading lists
  • How to use the lists to find the books you need in the Library
  • How you can use the reading list system to keep a track of all the reading you have done (and want to do!) so that you can manage your reading load.

Sneak Preview!

By logging into #SalfordSmart this week you will also get early access to a fantastic blog post by Ella, a 2nd year English Language student, talking about strategies for reading depending on the classes you are taking or the type of reader you are.

Access Week 2 #SalfordSmart here read more

It’s Hedgehog Day

2 February 2017

hedgehog

Today, 2nd February, is Hedgehog Day, and this little fellow has been brushing up on his Skills for Learning.

He is doing his best to Get Ahead.

He has set up his device for learning, found his reading lists, learned how to find information for his assignments, improved his writing skills, and now knows how to reference the information he has used. What a great start to the semester!

Don’t you think he looks a bit tired now though?

New to Salford? You are not alone! #studentdiaries

30 January 2017

Our team of fab student bloggers have been writing about their experience of studying at Uni and sharing some really good reflections about being a new student.

Anne – studying Occupational Therapy

Meet Anne. She has become an ‘expert juggler’ since starting her Occupational Therapy course in September. She has been blogging about setting up her ‘occupation station’, having 3rd week wobbles, building professional relationships by car sharing and a few referencing lessons have been learnt! All of Anne’s posts can be read here. read more

Hanging in there! #studentdiaries

9 December 2016

Reading, planning, more reading, writing and a bit of uncertainty

I have recently felt a little drained so decided to stop writing the blogs and recuperate. I think I was trying to do too much at once and needed to slow down a little. We (podiatry) have been given our first assignment and because I was not working I decided to ploughed into it to try and get it out of the way – loads of reading, planning, then more reading (and more reading!) then writing. However, after writing a large portion, of the essay, I was left with a feeling of uncertainty about my ability to write an essay, having not written a proper essay in a long time. read more

2nd February is Hedgehog Day

2 February 2016

hedgehog

Today is Hedgehog Day, and this little fellow has spent it brushing up on his Skills for Learning.

He has set up his device for learning, found his reading lists, learned how to find information for his assignments, improved his writing skills, and now knows how to reference the information he has used. What a great start to the semester!

Don’t you think he looks a bit tired now though?

There’s no such thing as the essay elves

16 April 2015

While you are sleeping little elves are not going to come and write your essay or report, finish your dissertation or thesis, or help you revise for your exams.

Little elves do not exist.

essay elves

But in a way they sort of do.

Do you know how much help you can get in the Library?

Take a look at the Skills for Learning website.

You can come to a free workshop and get help with your writing and referencing, learn how to use Word and Excel, find great information for assignments, and much more.

If you can’t find the class you need, you can book an appointment for one-to-one support with our trainers. read more

Struggling with your studies? Get Skills for Learning

11 December 2014

skills for learning captureSkills for Learning is a great new website that brings study support together in one easy to find place. It covers all the main areas of:

– Reading and writing

– Finding and understanding information

– Using and referencing information

– IT and digital skills

– Working with numbers

– Group work and presentations

– Assessment, revision and exams

– Supporting your dyslexia or disability

Go and have a look around the site to see what support you can get today from eLearning, videos and guides, or another day by booking onto a workshop, calling into a drop in or arranging a one to one appointment. read more