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July 2022 | 132 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
An accessible, positive study guide for students with dyslexia, this book uses tried-and-tested strategies to empower you to achieve your academic goals.

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 provide 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 right away and see results
  • Succeed in your studies and life.

Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.


 
What is Dyslexia? How Does It Affect My Academic Studies?
 
I Find Organisation and Deadlines Stressful – How Can I Manage My Time Better?
 
How Do I Deal With Procrastination?
 
I Read More Slowly Than My Peers - What Can I Do?
 
My Memory Is Not The Best – How Can I Improve It?
 
How Can Mind Mapping Help Me With My Academic Studies?
 
How Do I Get My Thoughts Organised On Paper?
 
How Can I Improve My Concentration?
 
How Can I Use My Strengths For Academic Success?

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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.

Dr Sarah Evans-Howe MCIM
Lecturer in Business and Marketing | School Academic Integrity Advocate

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.

Mrs louise burton
Department of Allied Health Professionals, Sheffield Hallam University
August 3, 2022

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