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Resources & Videos

Online resources on academic skills, including help-sheets, presentations, videos and activities developed by the Student Learning and Development Centre (SLDC).

Below you will find online resources on academic skills, including help-sheets, presentations, videos and activities developed by the Student Learning and Development Centre (SLDC).

PowerPoints from all tutorials can be found on our Moodle page.

They can be accessed by self-enrolment to the Student Learning and Development Centre Module.

These are broken into 4 sections. 

  • Academic Writing
  • Study Skills
  • IT Development Skills
  • English As An Additional Language
Academic Writing
Introduction to Academic writing at DkIT https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/resource/view.php?id=183353 Web Resource
Effective academic reading and note-taking strategies https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/resource/view.php?id=183173 Web Resource
Academic writing 2 https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/resource/view.php?id=274951  Web Resource
Literature Review https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/resource/view.php?id=274954 Web Resource
Exam Technique https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/resource/view.php?id=274955 Web Resource
An article by Rowena Murray on Academic Writing/Overcoming Writer's Block http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/dec/22/overcoming-writers-block-three-top-tips  Article
Questions about Academic Writing https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/forum/view.php?id=148348 Web Resource
Online tool to help with referencing http://www.neilstoolbox.com/bibliography-creator/  Web Resource
Palgrave Study Skills Resource on Critical Analysis https://www.palgrave.com/gp  Web Resource
Guide to Harvard Referencing http://www.dkit.ie/library/support/guide-harvard-referencing  Quick Guide
Plagiarism - Quick Reference Guide. Plagiarism booklet Quick Guide
Misused words - Quick Reference Guide. Misused Words booklet Quick Guide
Punctuation Quick Reference Guide. Punctuation booklet Quick Guide
Time Management - Quick Reference Guide. Time Management booklet Quick Guide
 
Study Skills
ExamTime.com provides free web applications designed to help students to be creative with their learning http://www.examtime.com/about/  Web Resource
Free online Mindmapping tool to download from Trufts University http://vue.tufts.edu/index.cfm  Web Resource
TED talk by Amy Cuddy on Body Language http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html  TED Talk
The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education provides free online resources Academic Skills development http://learnhigher.ac.uk/Staff.html  Web Resource
The Skills You Need website will help to develop skills needed for study, work and personal life. http://www.skillsyouneed.com/  Web Resource
How to Mindmap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ5wV5dPZc  YouTube Tutorial
Mind Mapping https://youtu.be/MlabrWv25qQS YouTube Tutorial
Study Skills and Time Management https://2019-moodle.dkit.ie/mod/resource/view.php?id=274952 Web Resource
IT Development Skills
Online tool for developing touch-typing skills http://www.powertyping.com/  Web Resource
Quick online guide to Microsoft Excel 2016 https://www.customguide.com/cheat_sheets/excel-2016-quick-reference.pdf  Quick Guide
Quick online guide to Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 https://www.customguide.com/cheat-sheet/powerpoint-2016-basic--quick-reference-eval.pdf Quick Guide
Quick online guide to Microsoft Word 2016 https://www.customguide.com/cheat-sheet/word-2016-basic--quick-reference-eval.pdf Quick Guide
Quick online guide to Windows 10 https://www.customguide.com/cheat-sheet/windows-10--quick-reference-eval.pdf  Quick Guide
Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 Powerpoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6eUrhEHIHs  YouTube Tutorial
Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 Excel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVUiAx0ZAXk  YouTube Tutorial
Getting started with  Microsoft Office  2010 Word https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUkh3yWm3d4  YouTube Tutorial
Microsoft Excel 2010 Advanced Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBy7BZs-zx0  YouTube Tutorial
Getting started with Microsoft Office 2010 Access https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p100t0UtQu4  YouTube Tutorial
Quick online guide to Microsoft Access 2016 https://www.customguide.com/cheat-sheet/access-2016-basic--quick-reference-eval.pdf Quick Guide
Creating a Table of Contents Using Word 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hXH0QqQbi0  YouTube Tutorial
Microsoft Excel 2010 - Quick Reference Guide… Excel booklet Quick Guide
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 - Quick Reference Guide… Powerpoint booklet Quick Guide
Microsoft Word 2010 - Quick Reference Guide… Word booklet Quick Guide
Logging on to Moodle https://youtu.be/W_hm_AnmMU0  YouTube Tutorial
Tour of  a Moodle page https://youtu.be/Gx1JzJcm2dM  YouTube Tutorial
Opening documents and presentations in Moodle:      https://youtu.be/GyghvHAT7BI  YouTube Tutorial
Uploading an assignment in Moodle:            https://youtu.be/C0K_wGvu7FM  YouTube Tutorial
Microsoft Office  Excel Tutorial for Beginners https://youtu.be/eI_7oc-E3h0  YouTube Tutorial
Microsoft Office Word Tutorial https://youtu.be/fUkh3yWm3d4  YouTube Tutorial
Submitting a Turnitin assignment in Moodle https://youtu.be/YvoeQsu9jwA  YouTube Tutorial
Interpreting the Similarity Report in Turnitin https://youtu.be/jeYbRTbzlaA  YouTube Tutorial
How to interpret Turnitin reports https://youtu.be/1yYf8AihndI  YouTube Tutorial
English As An Additional Language
English Grammar for students with English as a second Langauge http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/ Web Resource
Purdue Owl provides free online help with academic writing and English as a Second Language http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Web Resource