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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, through their Loop homepage.

 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, Learn Higher, Jade Muncy, University of Kent, the University of Cumbria and the University of Toronto.

 Assignment Writing 


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Literature Reviews

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Report Writing

Writing for the Sciences

Critical Writing

Reflective Writing

Book Reviews

Annotated Bibliography


Effective Reading 
 Learning Technology 

There are many apps and extensions for Google Chrome that can help with studying and writing at university. We can recommend the following tools, which you can search on google to add to your chrome browser:

  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. Quizlet: An aid to help create amazing flashcards

You can also access free software that reads text aloud from the screen called Claroread from the Assistive Technology website.