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Academic Skills Video Collection: Studying

Videos for study skills

Overview

This section provides helpful information around how to study effectively. Topics include apps to help you study, tips on listening effectively, information around how to plan your work and manage your time efficiently as well as pointers on active revision techniques and effective group work skills. 

The Art of Listening

Listening is one of the main ways we gain information at university, but there is a big difference between hearing and listening. In this video we look at 5 ways to improve your active listening skills. Video by Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Making Notes

In this video we look at three types of note-taking, as well as how to take notes in different situations, and what to do with them once you have made them. Video by Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Active Revision Techniques

This short video will give you some tips on how you can revise for exams using active (rather than passive) revision techniques. For more tips, see the Exam skills guide. 

Managing your Time and Independent Study

This workshop will provide you with strategies to organise your independent study time effectively and provide tips on how to set SMART goals for your independent study blocks. 

Managing your Time at University

Managing and planning your time at university can be tricky. This video looks at some tips to help you organise your studies. Video by Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication.

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Apps to Help you Study

There are loads of apps that are designed to help you with your studies. This is a run down of those that you just can't live without. Video by Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Getting The Most From Online Learning

Many of us are now studying online, but how can you ensure you are getting the most from your studies? This video offers 8 tips for good online learning. Video by Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication.