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Writing and Study Resources

Students can log on 24-7 to Discover DCU, DCU's interactive orientation and study skills module, by clicking on the image below.

 Discover DCU first coverA series of 8 short courses

In addition, 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, University of Kent, University of Surrey and the University of Cumbria.

Assignment Writing


Writing for the Sciences


Critical Writing

Time Management/Procrastination

Effective Reading

Note Taking



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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