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Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia By Sandra Hargreaves

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Packed full of essential study advice on topics such as reading strategies and exam technique, plus information on the latest assistive technology, this one-stop guide motivates, inspires and guides students with dyslexia and other SpLDs to succeed throughout your studies.

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Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia: Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) by Sandra Hargreaves

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Do you want to improve your study skills?

Packed full of advice on topics including note taking, essay writing, reading strategies and exam techniques, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia is an essential read for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) in further and higher education.

The guidance and tools provided help you organise and plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence, so you succeed throughout your studies. The new edition contains:

  • A new chapter on critical thinking, giving you confidence in analysing information and expressing an argument
  • A new chapter on how to make the most of lectures, to ensure you're maximising your learning opportunities
  • The latest IT and software references, including links to online assistive technologies
  • A toolkit of downloadable resources to help you plan and study with ease, including templates, planners, tasks and activities, and toolsheets.

This edition also comes with a fully editable digital download of the book, so you can access it in your preferred reading format.

Practical and interactive, this book motivates, inspires and guides you through all your studies.

The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!

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Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia Reviews

Many students may be able to access both the book and materials to develop their study skills effectively by themselves; especially if they have received study skills support previously, or have already developed effective study habits, as the book and materials would give them new ideas for improving their skills.

The strength of the book for study skills specialists is the range of materials it offers, from note-making and note-taking, through to basic maths concepts. The book also offers advice on ways to use strategies most effectively, as demonstrated in chapter 4 which advises on the of use Q-notes.

The book's strategies and ideas, especially the use of technology, would apply to any student, and across the range of learning differences. It can also be adapted for both FE and Secondary students.

-- Kevin Smith
Study skills are critical in order to achieve success. They allow students to flourish and discover how they learn best. Study skills guides or books can be used by everyone. In order to reap the most benefits from study skill guides, it is essential to get ones that are best suited to you and your learning disability. I got this one by SAGE publisher. It has helped me to grow academically and understand different concepts vital in academia i.e. critical thinking and writing. Unlike most study skills guides this one comes with electronic resources as well. -- Student review

About Sandra Hargreaves

Sandra Hargreaves was the Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Adult Dyslexic Learners in Higher Education at London Metropolitan University. Sandra Hargreaves was the Course Leader for both the MA SpLD and the PGDip in Assessment for SpLD (Dyslexia) at London Metropolitan University, where she was a Teaching Fellow. In addition she was Module Leader for Supporting Adult Learners with SpLD, which is part of the MA SpLD run jointly by the Dyslexia Association in Singapore and London Metropolitan University. She is the Director of Mind Aligned ( Mind Aligned is a service which covers a range of different activities including diagnosing dyslexia and supporting dyslexic adults both in higher education and the workplace. Sandra has been involved in dyslexia support at Thames Valley University, the Inner London Probation Service and Uxbridge College. She previously worked for many years in Australia at Macquarie University in the Teacher Education Programme where she was the Course Leader of the Secondary English Team. She has Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association in Further and Higher Education (AMBDA FE/HE) and a Practising Certificate from the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with SpLD (PATOSS). Sandra has been involved with education throughout her career. After initial training as an English teacher at the University of Newcastle in Australia, she com pleted both an MA and MEd at the University of Sydney. She has undertaken all her training in dyslexia in the UK. She is also dyslexic. Jamie Crabb has over 10 years' experience working in secondary and higher education. Following his BA (Hons.) Drama and Education he worked as project coordinator for the Metropolitan Police Safer Schools Project initiative in Haringey and completed his Masters in Performance Practices and Research. He subsequently worked as visiting lecturer/tutor in applied theatre and theatre and performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD). More recently, Jamie's work has focused upon specialist support and assessment for specific learning differences (SpLDs) and neurodiversity in higher education. He was the Disability Services Coordinator at RCSSD until early 2014, and currently works as a freelance SpLD tutor, assessor and assistive technology specialist, and is completing his postgraduate training in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. He is part of the Diversity and Ability (DnA) Leadership Team with a role in training and innovations. DnA ( is a social enterprise specialising in integrating assistive technology and study strategies, and other specialist support for students with disabilities, SpLDs and other neurodiversity in Higher Education and the workplace, and recently with the charity Crisis in London. He is involved in the executive committee and a quality assured member of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), a member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with SpLDs (PATOSS), the National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP), Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Table of Contents

Introduction - Sandra Hargreaves and Jamie Crabb CHAPTER 1: Managing Your Study - Jamie Crabb, Jane Davis & Sandra Hargreaves CHAPTER 2: Understanding how you Think and Learn - Jane Davis, Jo Easton and Sandra Hargreaves CHAPTER 3: How to make the most of your Lectures - Rachel Simpson CHAPTER 4: Note Taking and Note Making - Kay McEachran CHAPTER 5: Reading Strategies and Speed Reading - Rachel Simpson, Robert Mclaren, Peri Batliwala, Judith Cattermole CHAPTER 6: Answering Essay Questions - Sandra Hargreaves CHAPTER 7: Structuring Different Writing Genres - Helen Birkmyre CHAPTER 8: Critical Thinking - Pauline Sumner CHAPTER 9: Improving Your Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation - Sandra Hargreaves and John Brennan CHAPTER 10: Improving Mathematics Skills and Using Statistics - John Brennan Judith Cattermole CHAPTER 11: Revision and Examination Techniques - Sandra Hargreaves, Jane Davis and Jo Easton, CHAPTER 12: Presentations and Collaborative Learning - Paula Baty & Jamie Crabb CHAPTER 13: The Dissertation Glossary References & Further Reading

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Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia: Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) by Sandra Hargreaves
Sandra Hargreaves
Student Success
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SAGE Publications Ltd
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