Reading tips

How to study smarter on screen

Studying online can sometimes feel like an assault on the senses. A bombardment of fonts, features and multimedia content can make it harder to stay focussed, but there are a few quick things you can do to improve your screen reading experience. If you find that you’re often losing your place and getting distracted, it …

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Why printing can be a quick win

Do you sometimes struggle to take in information when studying on screen?  As well as using our screens for education, we use them for casual communication and multitasking so are often tempted to apply the same techniques to online study texts – scrolling through at speed and not making a deeper connection. Most of us …

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Overcoming barriers to learning with Office 365

If you experience difficulties with motor skills, reading, listening, comprehension and maintaining focus, every assignment can feel like a mountain to climb. Your university can offer many useful resources for improving and developing these skills such as online guides, courses and workshops but there’s a set of tools already at your fingertips. You’re probably already …

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What’s your type?

If you struggle to take in information when reading, find that you lose your place or reread lines, it’s worth taking a few minutes to evaluate the format of the material you are reading

Yes you scan

A phone taking picture of some books

Want to quickly get a page from a book read out, or in a class when printed handouts are given out. Well, the Claro software team have you covered with an app called Claro ScanPen

Hit the highlights

See how to highlight and then collect key points into a separate document when working in MS Word, allowing you create a summary of the main points from your reading