This is a PREVIEW of the Skills for Learning website

Leeds Beckett University students and staff can access the full website at http://skillsforlearning.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/

Topics covered by Skills for Learning

The following is a complete list of the topics available on the full Skills for Learning website:

Academic Communication

Case Studies

  • Case studies

Choice of Person

  • Choice of person in academic writing

Critical Thinking

Dissertations

  • Dissertation proposals
  • Writing a dissertation
  • Dissertations based on a product
  • Abstracts
  • Literature reviews
  • Annotated bibliography

Effective Preparation

  • Effective reading
  • Effective listening
  • Note-making
  • Mind maps

Essays

  • Essay writing (Preview)
  • Understanding assignment questions
  • The essay as argument

Getting it Right

  • Editing and proofreading your work
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar diagnostic tests

International Students

  • Speaking skills for international students
  • Writing skills for international students

Plagiarism and Referencing

  • Plagiarism
  • Harvard referencing
  • "Quote, Unquote" (Online version)

Presentations

  • Presentations
  • Poster presentations

Reports

  • Report writing
  • Informal reports
  • Executive summaries

Global Student

Cultural Awareness

  • Culture
  • Culture shock
  • Culture, values and identity
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • English as an international language
  • A global outlook (Preview)

Language Learning

  • Introduction to language learning
  • Motivation and approaches to language learning
  • Understanding your level and needs
  • Getting ready to start
  • Making progress
  • Developing your listening skills
  • Developing your reading skills
  • Improve your writing skills (Preview)
  • Developing your speaking skills

IT

  • Improve your academic IT skills (Preview)
  • Dissertation IT kit
  • IT self study booklets
  • IT glossary

GCFLearnFree IT video tutorials

  • Word 2013 - Beginners
  • Word 2013 - Formatting your essays
  • PowerPoint 2013 - Creating presentations and posters in PowerPoint
  • Excel 2013 - Beginners
  • Publisher 2010

Learning and Study

  • Glossary of university key words

Assessment

  • Formative and summative assessment
  • Assessment criteria
  • Methods of assessment
  • Exam preparation and revision
  • Oral exams (vivas)

Learning

  • Becoming an independent learner
  • Becoming a confident and motivated student
  • Organising your study spaces (Preview)
  • Study groups
  • Learning styles and ways of learning
  • Workplace learning

Teaching

  • Types of teaching sessions

Maths

  • Maths test
  • Improve your maths and statistics

Number

  • Mathematical operations
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Percentages and ratios (Preview)
  • Standard form

Handling Data

  • Introduction to charts
  • Interpreting charts
  • Processing and representing data using charts

Algebra

  • Introduction to algebra
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Equations

Professional Skills

Personal Effectiveness

  • Creativity and problem solving (Preview)
  • Types of employment (Preview)

Time Management

  • Time management (Preview)
  • Time management apps

Group Skills

  • Why group work matters
  • Student groups and workplace groups
  • Teamworking
  • Meetings
  • Group work and assessment
  • Team theory

Reflection

  • The benefits of reflection
  • Models for structuring reflection (Preview)
  • Your reflective journal (Preview)
  • Techniques for reflection
  • Reflection scenarios

Research

Research Methods

  • The research process
  • Approaches to research
  • The research question
  • Ethics and research (Preview)
  • Managing your research project
  • Using appropriate research methods
  • Sampling and selection
  • Analysing and presenting data

Information Skills

  • The information cycle
  • Literature searching - preparing your search strategy
  • Locating and accessing information
  • Information sources
    • Using reference sources
    • Journals
    • Newspapers
    • Law information
  • Evaluating information
    • Critiquing research reports
    • Evaluating information sources (Preview)