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Online Resources

This webpage contains resources for learning developed by DCU Student Learning, and also provides links to resources developed by The University of New England, The University of Auckland, The University of Manchester, Queens University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, Plymouth university and The Pomodoro Technique Website. Further resources and online tutorials are available on skills4studycampus through your Loop home page.

Note Taking

Effective Reading

Time Management/Procrastination

Learning Styles

Assignment Writing


Writing for the Sciences


Critical Writing



Revision and Exam Strategies

 Learning Technology

There are many apps and extensions for Google Chrome that can help with studying and writing at university. ISS has selected six of the best and linked them to your DCU Student Apps account:

  1. Grammarly: An advanced spelling and grammar check
  2. Blocksite: A web blocker to beat procrastination
  3. Diigo: A quick and simple web researching tool
  4. Simple Pomodoro: A timer to help get you working
  5. Mindmup: A tool for digital mind mapping
  6. Quizlet: An aid to help create amazing flashcards

To access these apps/extensions just sign into Google Chrome by following these simple steps.

You can access screen-reading software called Claroread from the ISS website.

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