Power Hours Workshops w/c 15th January (Edinburgh Campus Library)

The following workshops will be held w/cpowerhours
15th January in the Edinburgh Campus Library
(top floor)

Citing & Referencing Harvard
Date: 15 January 2018
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Excel: Fundamentals
Date: 15 January 2018
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

How to Succeed in Exams
Date: 15 January 2018
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Endnote Online
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Making the Most of Lectures
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome, most suitable for UG and PGT students

Note Taking [Webinar]
Date: 16 January 2018
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Your own computer
Campus: All
Categories: All Welcome

Note Taking
Date: 17 January 2018
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Endnote Online [Webinar]
Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Your own computer
Campus: All
Categories: All Welcome

Citing & Referencing Harvard [Webinar]
Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 16:00-17:00
Location: Your own computer
Campus: All
Categories: All Welcome

Endnote Online
Date: 18 January 2018
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Endnote Online
Date: 19 January 2018
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Endnote Desktop
Date: 19 January 2018
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: All Welcome

Leadership Skills
Date: 19 January 2018
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Categories: Staff and PGR only

All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

12 Reads of Christmas: Academic Phrasebank

Do you sometimes struggle to say what you mean in your essay, thesis, report or dissertation? The Academic Phrasebank is full of reusable phrases you can use in your writing. Produced by the University of Manchester, the phrases listed here have been taken from authentic academic sources and arranged by chapter of a report or thesis, with other sections on general language usage for other writing. It is extremely useful for all students, regardless of academic level or confidence with English.

The online guide is free, however a more comprehensive PDF version can also be purchased from their website for £4.99

See also

For more support with academic writing, Skills4StudyCampus has a module on Writing – for more information visit our website or access it from the A-Z Database list

There are lots of excellent guides and resources for academic writing listed on the Information, Research and Study Skills Subject Guide. There are books to help with all kinds of academic writing, including essays, reports and theses.

A Note on Citing and Referencing 

For help citing and referencing using the Harvard author-date system, visit our online resource Cite Them Right Online.

If you use another style, such as IEEE, SIAM or the Royal Society of Chemistry, visit your Subject Guide for help and guidelines.

12 Reads of Christmas: The Study Skills Handbook

Now on it’s fourth edition, ‘The Study Skills Handbook’ by Stella Cottrell has lots of useful tips and techniques to help you study. Sections include help on time management, revision strategies, writing techniques and more. study skills handbook

Our online resource, Skills 4 Study Campus, is based on this book. We subscribe to four modules:

  • Getting Ready for Academic Study
  • Reading and Note-Making
  • Writing Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Find The Study Skills Handbook on Discovery or access Skills 4 Study Campus from the A-Z Database List

See also:

Other study skills guides that we highly recommend include:

For more information on guides to studying, writing and more, please see the Information, Research and Study Skills Subject Guide.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Have you tried Balabolka?

Balabolka is a free programme for Windows that will convert text to speech. It can read aloud text copied from websites, word documents and PDFs, and can create MP3 files so you can listen on the go. balabolka

For guidance on using Balabolka, we have a detailed guidance PDF, and you can watch this short demonstration video.

You can download and install on your own Windows computer for free, with no adverts, from here.

Free, high quality Scottish voices “Stuart” and “Heather” are also available to download from here. You will be asked to complete your details before you can download them – make sure you give you Heriot-Watt email address.

For more information about software available to you as a student, visit the Information Services Software webpages and the Assistive Technology webpages.

 

Study tips for successful revision: Study Buddies & Study Groups

studygroupIt’s week 8 already – a good time to find a study buddy or join a study group and start early with exam preparation. If you haven’t found the right study group start your own.   Agree a regular time to meet and book one of our Group Study Rooms (Edinburgh campus) or check out the other study spaces across your campus and decide where to meet.

Research shows that studying and revising with a study buddy or with a group really boosts retention and more importantly your understanding of a topic or concept. Test each other. Past exam papers are a good source of practice questions – if you can’t find them on Vision ask your lecturer if they can make some available.   Within the study group take turns to explain the concept/idea or the workings of a problem or formulae – everyone benefits, especially the student doing the explaining!

Don’t miss the exam survival sessions in November

This National Stress Awareness day – some reminders about how we can help as the semester moves into course work hand in time and then exams.

The NSS highlights exams are one of the top reasons for stressed students – so don’t miss the Exam Survival Guide and How to Manage Exam Stress Power Hours later this month – each session is full of useful tips and  techniques to help you survive and succeed in your exams.

StressPoster

And remember – if you are feeling stressed you don’t need to cope alone – there’s lots of support available across HWU e.g. Health and Wellbeing, Academic Study SkillsChaplaincy – so get in touch – we’re here to help.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required and opens on Mon 11 September.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.