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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.

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

Essays

Writing for the Sciences

Referencing

Critical Writing


Time Management/Procrastination


Effective Reading


Note Taking

Groupwork

Presentations


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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