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Study skills for neurodivergent students

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As a neurodivergent student, building strong study skills that play to your strengths is key to your academic success. Whether you have dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, or any other learning difference, embracing the way you process information and understanding how you learn best can boost your confidence, sharpen your focus, improve your grades and transform your university experience. That's where we come in.

On this page, you'll get expert advice to help you unlock your academic potential, from organisation tips and time management to reading and revision techniques.


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What is Neurodiversity?

This free chapter from Neurodiversity and Education will help you understand the strengths and challenges neurodivergent people might share and the concept, history and language around neurodiversity.


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It's about how you study

The way you study can make or break your university or college experience, but don't worry: we have a range of tips to help you study smart and jump any hurdles that come your way. Find out how to effectively organise your workload, manage your well-being and use assistive technology with a free chapter of Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia: Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs).


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Tips for better reading

Whether you love or hate it, reading is crucial to studying. And while some neurodivergent students struggle with it, there are strategies that can help you better absorb information, improve your reading rate and fully enjoy your reading material. Get practical advice in this free extract of Be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student.


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Tips for better writing

Assessment season can be stressful, but we have expert tips to make it less so. This chapter of The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia will help you understand the ins and out of academic writing, including structure, planning, language and how to beat writer's block.


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Manage your time

Efficient time management can really make all the difference to your time at university, helping you meet deadlines, reduce your stress, and improve the quality of your work. Watch this quick video to learn Kaye Rabel's simple strategies for organising your time around university projects.


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Smart study skills

Join author and dyslexia specialist Sarah J. Myhill on a journey to revolutionise your study approach. She shares tried and tested strategies such as mind-mapping, the Pomodoro technique and other handy tips to plan winning essays, step up your revision game, nurture creative thinking and boost your grades. You'll learn study skills tailored to your needs and boost the strengths that come with being neurodivergent.




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