A new interactive study skills
Skills4Study Campus is an interactive e-learning resource which
enables you to learn study skills at your own pace. It
comprises of a wide variety of activities which help you
to develop the confidence and skills you need for
successful study. Each module contains an optional introductory
diagnostic test and final module assessment to see how much you
Skills4Study Campus has been developed with Stella Cottrell,
author of the bestselling 'The Study Skills Handbook'. This unique
e-learning website focuses on the core skills needed for success
whilst studying at university.
Skills4Study Campus offers modules on:
- Getting ready for academic study
- Reading and note-taking
- Critical thinking skills
- Writing skills
- Referencing and plagiarism
- Groupwork and presentations
- Exam skills
A personal learning experience:
You can take an optional diagnostic test at the start of
each module. This will help you assess your strengths and spot any
weaknesses in your skills.
You can then identify your personal learning
needs and focus on the areas that will be most beneficial to
Skills4Study Campus is fully interactive with the option to
listen to audio files and watch animations.
The first time you use Skills4Study Campus you will be asked to
provide your University of Wolverhampton email address. There are
answers to many common questions about the resource in the 'Help
and FAQ' link in the top right hand corner of the screen. If you
need any further help or wish to discuss the resource please
For staff wishing to use Skills4Study Campus as part of a taught
course please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are a range of online resources and interactive activities
which can help you develop your study skills in areas such as
planning and writing assignments, revising for exams, and
developing effective study strategies:
Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for
international students. It contains learning resources which are
activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of
academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective
- Adapting to a new life
- Differences in university study
- The language challenge
- Academic writing at university
- Understanding course assignments
- Listening to lectures
- Managing your coursework
As well as preparing you for what to expect during your studies,
the activities provide scope for English language improvement.
Access to a wide range of study skills resources and activities
to help develop your academic and learning skills.
- Planning and writing assignments
- Revising for exams
- Developing effective study strategies
- Using maths and statistics in your studies
Skills for OU Study also includes a Study
Skills Health Check to provide you with a personal learning
plan targeted to your individual study needs and goals.
Register for free and you can download booklets expanding on the
information available on the website. For postgraduate
students there’s a separate topic focusing on the additional
skills needed for postgraduate study.
Skills for OU study also includes:
(Skills in Accessing, Finding & Reviewing Information) an
online tutorial to help you develop your information skills, with
tests so you can track your progress.
A large collection of study skills resources in 6 key areas to
help you improve your academic performance:
- Study Skills
Resources include online tutorials, interactive exercises and a
large collection of sample academic writing.
Short introductory guides (pdf) to the main aspects of
Subject specific tutorials to help you improve your writing
style for your course. Many of the subjects include samples of
student work annotated with lecturer comments.
Extensive site of study skills resources in 16 key student
- Academic writing
- Doing research
- Group work
- Information literacy
- Report writing
- Time management
There are plenty of written guides to view or download on this
site, and many are available in alternative formats such as video
case studies, interactive quizzes and tutorials.
Learn Higher also includes:
An interactive tutorial that will help you develop your internet
research skills and show you how to evaluate the quality of
websites to use in your studies.
Analyse This !!!
An interactive resource that will help you develop your data
The ‘Writing for Assignments E-Library’ project provides real
examples of student writing with additional lecturer comments.
Offering over 200 free resources this site covers study skills
topics such as:
- Research and Citation
- Subject specific writing
- General writing skills including grammer
Purdue OWL also includes:
Particularly useful to new students, it shows how to breakdown
and understand the requirements of your assessment question.
Gives practical advice on preparing CVs and application forms
and provides model letter samples for you to use.
A collection of study skills resources available on the Skills@wlv.ac.uk playlist on