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How to organise your time and motivate yourself to use it wisely
A time management technique to help you improve your productivity
Time management explained: prioritising and being effective
Useful tips for organising, prioritising, and succeeding in your studies
Teaches you personal time management skills
To show you what you can do to improve your abilities to recognize and solve personal time management problems
Various fantastic essay writing resources including planning, writing and improving your writing
Comprehensive resources for essay writing. Including; process of writing, academic style, grammar and writing techniques
Useful tips for all stages of writing
A guide to the essay writing process. Can help you get started, become more efficient and to generally improve your essay writing abilities.
Wikibooks guide to help you write better university essays: lots of detail under the various headings.
University of Bristol guide to improving your grammar and punctuation
University of Kent's tips to improve various communication skills
University of Leicester's various resources for improving presentation skills
University of Canberra's concise tips including preparing and structuring your presentation, visual aids and nervousness
Information on preparing and presenting; and great tips for group presentations
Exam Preparation and Study Strategies
Extensive tips for all aspects of your studies
Don't study harder. Study Smarter. It's really great
Gives you invaluable advice to study smarter
Offers informed advice on how to gain skills in different subject areas, and includes quizzes and helpful exercises. Each also contains useful resources sections to point you in the right direction for success, whatever your subject
Provides tips on a variety study skills
Have some advice for effective exam preparation through a short quiz
Here are some exam preparation tips to help you excel
LifeHack's 7 tips for writing exam essays
Other Types of Academic Writing
Univeristy of Reading's clear and concise guides to different types of academic writing
HE Academy full pdf guide to writing reports
University of Sussex detailed guide to writing reports including structure, planning, critical analysis and writing style.
UNC Writing Center handout on literature reviews
University of Leicester's concise guide to dissertation writing
Developing a positive mindset
Signs of stress and where to get help
Our Healthy Minds tips on studying, self-confidence and making friends
MIND top tips for coping with uni life
Here are some student stress relief tips and tools that students can use to learn study skills, prepare for exams and minimize their school stress levels to make learning easier.
H.E.L.M. (Helping Engineers Learn Mathematics) offers a wide range of materials in mathematics and statistics for 1st and 2nd year Engineers, however much of the material can be used by other students.
mathcentre offers a wide range of free resources to aid the transition from 2nd to 3rd level mathematics education. Note that if you click on both communities and links, you will find additional interesting resources and there is an opportunity to upload your own.
mathtutor offers a range of materials in mathematics
statstutor offers a range of materials in statistics.
Maths E.G. is an extensive database, with thousands of questions and worked solutions. Note that there is a specific section where teachers can register.
Head Start Maths Ofers offers a range of materials directed at Mature students who are entering third level.
The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive contains extensive of information on the history of mathematics and on mathematicians.
nrich shows the importance of mathematics in science, enginneering and technology
Just Math Tutorials/ PatrickJMT contains a wide range of videos on various topics in mathematics.
KhanAcademy contains a wide range of videos on various topics in mathematics and other subjects.
Paul's Online Math Notes contains a wide range of notes from lectures and tutorials on various topics in mathematics (mostly calculus courses). There is also a section with advice on how to study mathematics.
Math24.net contains a wide range of notes on topics in calculus and differential equations.
WisWeb. Freudenthal Institute's website for secondary level Maths education in the Netherlands. It is also useful for third level Mathematics. The applets are very extensive and interactive; they require Java
Topics in Maths
This page contains basics of periodic functions and their summation.
Exercise on finding the period, amplitude etc of the given function, including identifying a periodic function.
Mathematical definition of periodic function, and further details.
Periodic function explanation and examples
Trigonometric functions and interactive graphs
Trigonometric functions and interactive plots
Trigonometric functions basic definition in terms of complex exponentials, Osborn’s rule etc
Pythagoras' theorem- an animation. Other sections covered are sine, cosine, tangent and measurements in radians.
Arctangent problems and details
Khan Academy video on trigonometry
Further details on Trigonometric functions
Powers of 10
Basics of powers of 10
Basics and exercise of powers of 10
Explanation of gradient with exercises
Definition of gradient of a function