Avoiding Plagiarism

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Plagiarism is taking another person’s words or ideas and using them as if they were your own. It can be either deliberate or accidental. Plagiarism is taken very seriously in UK Higher Education. If even a small section of your work is found to have been plagiarised, it is likely that you will be assigned a mark of ‘0’ for that assignment. In more serious cases, it may be necessary for you to repeat the course completely. In some cases, plagiarism may even lead to your being expelled from the university.

Critical Reading Techniques

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Know why you are reading. Is it for an assignment or an exam? Know where to

focus your reading. Look at your module guide and learning outcomes so that

there is no need to read everything. You can focus on what is needed for the


Dealing with Test Anxiety

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Many students are concerned about how prepared they are for an exam. They should be! If you are waiting until

the last minute to read the text, do the homework, and study the lecture notes, you most likely are NOT adequately

prepared for the exam.