For our third post this week we’ll help you with the next stage in your awesome assignment. You’ve made a perfect plan and rocked your research, now’s the time to be critical. What it is, and what it isn’t! Let’s start with what it’s not. Being critical in academic writing doesn’t mean negative criticism, for … Continue reading “#LibraryAtoZ – C is for Critical”
Digital Eye Strain We have found a useful graphic on eye strain but one of the most important tips is this: Look away frequently, or the 20-20-20 rule Often eyestrain occurs when you engage in a single activity for too long a period of time without a break. You should shift your focus to something … Continue reading “Wellbeing on Wednesday”
Masters Study Thinking of continuing your studies and gaining a Masters? See our Libguide Support for Masters students, which gives you tips on the transition between undergraduate and Masters level.
Kindness matters This is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-research The research briefing is well worth reading and most of the articles that are cited are available electronically via the Library, just copy the title of the article and paste into Discovery. The evidence from the research is that kindness … Continue reading “Wellbeing on Wednesday: Mental Health Awareness Week”
Writing concisely is a skill that takes some time to fine tune but the results are definitely worth it! Some things to avoid in your writing: 1. Repetition: Remove repeated information or words which are only slightly different. 2. Description: You should make sure that you only include key information rather than unnecessary details. 3. … Continue reading “Tuesday Top Tips: Being concise”
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23moodboosting&src=typd Mood busting books: The Reading Agency has some excellent recommendations for books to uplift you, chosen this year by students from the University of Exeter. From this list I’d recommend The Night Circus: beautiful, magical. Previous years lists are worth a look too!
The next Succeed@Tees session to run via BlackBoard Collaborate will be ‘Dissertation Support – how Student and Library Services can support you from planning to completion of your dissertation ‘ Are you part way through or just about to undertake your dissertation or major project? If so, this webinar will take you through some of … Continue reading “Tuesday Top Tips: Masterclass”
1. Who said: “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer”? Answer: Keith Richards 2. Which book by Audrey Niffenegger features a librarian as the main character? … Continue reading “Fun Friday Finish: Quiz answers”
Working or studying from home, whilst also trying to care for a child and provide them with stimulus and school work can be a challenge. These are our top tips from 6 weeks experience: Wellbeing Children, (especially toddlers) demand a lot of attention and cannot be left to occupy themselves for long periods of time. … Continue reading “Working from home with (a) child(ren)”