Does it work?


"I think this site is excellent. The design is clear and up-to-date with just the right amount of information on key aspects of academic study skills. What I like best is the coherent pedagogy of the site. It isn't just a list of advice tips but a carefully designed programme of self-assessment, examples and learning exercises. At the end of each module the student can determine how far they have progressed and what they have learnt from that module, and can then get individualised advice on useful and relevant further resources. The site enables each student to create their own learning and developmental pathway, and to reflect on their learning. I think Skills for Study would work well used as an independent learning tool or in a semi-guided mode or indeed as an integrated part of a study skills module."

Jeanne Godfrey,
Freelance lecturer,
Consultant author in academic writing

"The diagnostic tests work very well, as do the post-module tests. There are some great examples of activities on note-making in particular, and the graphics are good. The on-screen definitions are well put together and it's useful to have the page numbering for navigation. It is very interactive and will appeal to a broad range of students."

Jackie Chelin,
Deputy Librarian,
University of the West of England

"I like this resource. Having practice activities linked to different concepts is really important. It has helpful personal examples, and I'd be confident about recommending this to students for selecting relevant resources for their study skills development."

Martin Sedgley,
Effective Learning Advisor,
Bradford University School of Management


Take a look at how students and subscribers are using Skills for Study.


Case studies

Skills for Study can be used in a variety of ways to meet a range of learning needs. These implementation plans illustrate the set-up choices, roll out plans and initial experiences at different Skills for Study subscribers.