Writing and Study Resources
Click on the tabs below to find bespoke resources on the key academic skills you need to succeed at university. These include the Discover DCU series of interactive courses. Where support is not provided by our service, we have included links to the relevant services within DCU.
All of these tools and more are available on the DEVELOP Loop page.
NOTE: Some links are currently inactive as we are updating this page for the new academic year.
Discover Organisational Skills is a short interactive course on organisation and time management for university students. Topics include:
- Manage your studies
- Organise your study space
- Take charge of your time
- Beat procrastination
Discover Groupwork and Presentations is a short interactive course that provides practical tips on working with others and giving presentations. Topics include:
- Managing groupwork
- Delivering presentations
Discover Exam Success is a short interactive course on effective learning strategies and optimal exam performance. Topics include:
- Preparation for study
- Active learning strategies
- Exam performance
Discover Assignment Writing is a short interactive course on how to write a clear and focused academic paper. Topics include:
- Key features of academic writing
- Other types of assignments
- Feedback and support
Discover Critical Thinking and Writing is a short interactive course that will help you develop your critical thinking and writing skills. Topics include:
- Critical thinking strategies
- Critical writing tips
Research Skills support is provided by the DCU Library. You can log on to LETS: Library E-Tutorial for Students, for more in-depth resources on how to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. You can also find specific information for your discipline in the relevant Subject Guide for your area.
Citing and Referencing support is provided by the DCU Library. Please visit the Library website for resources, including style guides and how-to videos, reference management tools, workshops and individual support.