Be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student
- Sarah J Myhill - University of Buckingham, UK
Super Quick Skills
Introduction to Special Education | Study Skills
Boost your confidence by learning from other brilliant dyslexic students, and maximise your strengths by learning how to:
· Work smart and identify how you learn best
· Increase your reading speed
· Mind-map effectively
· Utilise memory and concentration techniques
A message from the author about the book title: 'We understand that many of you don’t want to feel defined by your neurodiversity, but also that it is a part of who you are and your life. After discussion with some of my students we chose this title for its positivity and empowering message. Ultimately this guide is to help you play to your strengths and be a brilliant student – with dyslexia.'
Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.
- Learn core skills quickly
- Apply them right away and see results
- Succeed in your studies and in life
Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.
Visit the Sage Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Watch the recording of Improve Your Grades with Out-of-the-box Thinking with Sarah Myhill. This webinar, hosted by JS Group, offers top tips and techniques to help you build study skills, overcome challenges, make the most of your strengths and achieve your academic goals.
On every page, one is assured of Sarah Myhill's first-hand knowledge and experience of the concerns of the dyslexic student through her ability to put herself in the shoes of the reader.
There is much in this book which will be beneficial for all students, whether neurodivergent or not. The use of time is a central theme of the book and one which is addressed through suggestions of ways to prioritise and set goals. The use of student tips and practical ideas, such as mobile phone apps, offer current and engaging advice to help with the struggle of procrastination, fear of writing and problems with concentration. There are also spaces provided for students to reflect and make handwritten notes in the book, creating a personal journal and record of learning that can be referred to, along with a helpful and succinct glossary.
Overall, as a non-dyslexic university lecturer, I have discovered through reading this book that there is much I can learn from my dyslexic students and colleagues about their approach to thinking, learning, approaching and depicting problems.
Accepting dyslexia and being able to navigate my struggles has been a great burden during my years as a student. The book has been great in helping me identify these difficulties with practical skills and tools to tackle them. The activities in the book really push me to look into my development needs which I have not been able to do until now. The breakdown of sections was great when jumping back and forth between key themes throughout, especially when I forget, as we Dyslexics do!
The book has been an eye opener to the themes surrounding Dyslexia and helped me understand that not all students tackle their needs the same. For me it will forever be a handbook on how to deal with my Dyslexia and being able to integrate it into my life as opposed to fighting it. A superb, practical and concise book for those students looking for some help and guidance in what can seem like a difficult academic journey.
An informative, concise and well-structured skills book. Not only is the information relevant but communicated and presented in an accessible and appealing way (...) Now, as a qualified teacher, I read this book with a teacher’s hat. Neurodiversity impacts students and teachers in different yet significant ways and this book provides an insight into the most effective, empowering strategies to combat the feeling of failure and incompetency (often felt by dyslexia). It will remain on my book case for years to come!
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I bought this book partly to understand how I can support my students better and to recommend to students who "dont think they can" just because they have dyslexia, we all know that isnt true. Simple, straightforward and easy to understand. Another excellent book in this series.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Read a book like a jigsaw - extract