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Durham University Service for Students with Disabilities

Study Skills Support

The term 'Study Skills' can mean different things to different people. Essentially though, good study skills will enable any student to work smarter, not harder. For disabled students who have difficulty with organisational skills, memory and the ability to structure, plan and proof-read written work, the opportunity for one-to-one tuition is invaluable.

Our Study Skills Tutors are able to offer you support with the following:

  • Discovering your personal learning style (yes, we all have one)
  • Identifying your learning strengths and improving weaker areas
  • Developing effective techniques for note-taking in lectures
  • Developing memory strategies
  • Improving your reading techniques
  • Building on your personal organisational skills
  • Exploring different ways of planning assignments
  • Improving your spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Developing effective, multi-sensory revision strategies
  • Learning to interpret exam questions and assignment titles
  • Planning for the best use of extra time in exams (if you are entitled to it)
  • Managing stress

Your Disability Adviser will provide you with details about the sessions, what happens in them, what you have to do, who pays for them and how to go about making an appointment.

On-line Study Skills Resources

Students may find the following on-line Study Skills resources helpful.

DUSSD Study Skills Service

Charges as of October 2011 are £50 per hour