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The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia

The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia

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October 2012 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Packed with helpful advice, checklists and templates, this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no-nonsense style, the guidance can be broken down into manageable chunks.

Issues covered include:

  • procrastination
  • planning your assignment
  • understanding your essay question
  • researching, writing and referencing your written work
  • managing your own well-being.

Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops in higher education, Monica Gribben has written an accessible book for students with dyslexia that shows how to work through the challenges that studying presents.

The companion website has podcasts, worksheets and electronic resources to support each chapter.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

About the Author
How to Use This Toolkit
Companion Website
Stepping out in to University with Dyslexia
Understanding Your Assignment
Gathering Information
Thinking Critically
Writing Your Assignment
Writing Your Dissertation
Oral Presentations
Making the Most of Your Feedback


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Visit the companion website for The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia for more free online resources accompanying each chapter, including:

  • Chapter Podcasts and Activities
  • Further web links
  • Appendices.
SAGE Study Skills hub

Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

'This book is written on a personal level and entices the student to enter a world that scares even the non-dyslexic. This toolkit is the student's safety net offering user friendly, down to earth advice and real life skills that have been tried and tested by the author'
-Dr John Schneider, Educational Psychologist

'This is exactly how I felt starting university ... a wonderful and very helpful book full of interesting and useful hints and tips on how to survive university as a dyslexic student. It doesn't make you feel silly or stupid but makes you feel you can achieve what you set out to do'
-Sharon Patterson, Adult Nursing student, Edinburgh Napier University

'You realize you're in the hands of a professional who has taught thousands of students how to succeed at university'

-Holly Pellicer, Dyslexia Advisor, University of Oslo

'Started delving into your book - looks very interesting and helpful to a layperson like myself'
-Aileen Maclean, Student Support Tutor, Lecturer and Program Leader, BSc Business Information Systems, Napier University

From the moment I started to read this book it quickly became a resource I used with the university students I support. I would highly recommend this book, as an extremely useful toolkit packed with practical advice, tips and hints to help the dyslexic learner at university.

Ann Cole
Dyslexia Action
Dyslexia Review

The key strengths of this text are in providing a multitude of learning strategies for dyslexia. The text makes sure to inform the reader that dyslexia does not have a universal learning strategy, but that each student requires a learning strategy that is unique to them and their form of dyslexia... The learning strategies addressed in the text range from assisting dyslexic students who suffer from organization issues, text book reading issues, time management, and even note taking in class.

Tyrone Smith

Really helpful strategies and easy to read and follow.

Mrs Sarah Kettle-Buchanan
Special Education, South Devon College
January 20, 2024

A good study skill guide for students who are dyslexic. The explanation and the guide is clear to follow.

Ms Lisa Ooi
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
December 18, 2017

This book was helpful and highlighted tools to aid dyslexic students with revision procedures in a relaxed and more accessible style of writing; the images which accompanied the text also helped paint a picture of 'how it works'.

Ms Julie Wilson
Foundation Centre, Durham University
June 20, 2017

A straight talking and motivational book which offers guidance on how to succeed in a positive way. A useful toolkit for all levels.

Mrs Rebecca Dowle
College of Human & Health Sciences, University of Wales, Swansea
May 2, 2017

Good exercises to engage the reader. Plenty of opportunities to explore and self reflect.

Easy to follow hints and tips - well organised which is most important.

Mrs Sandra Dawn Swinhoe
Education , Newcastle College
May 4, 2016

This is a nicely structured text, which is useful for students. Enjoyable and accessible.

Ms Carol Setchell
Education , Central Sussex College
August 26, 2014

This is an interesting read that is a good addition to any teachers bookshelf. This will assist teachers in developing their teaching for students as well as assisting students with dyslexia in what they can do to help themselves

Miss Lorraine Smith
Department of Secondary Education, Greenwich University
July 7, 2014

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