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Study skills for students with dyslexia: support for specific learning differences (SpLDs)

Study skills for students with dyslexia: support for specific learning differences (SpLDs)

Crabb, Jamie, editor; Hargreaves, Sandra, 1946- editor

Full of advice on topics such as note taking, reading strategies and exam technique, this fully revised and updated new edition will motivate, inspire and guide you through your studies. The advice and tools provided will help you plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence

Paperback, Book. English.
Third edition
Published London: SAGE, 2016
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Edition statement: edited by Sandra Hargreaves & Jamie Crabb.
ISBN: 1473925134, 9781473925137
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2012.
Physical Description: xx, 228 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
Series: SAGE study skills
Subject: Education.; Study skills.; Dyslexics Education (Higher)
Series Title: SAGE study skills.


  1. Introduction
  2. Sandra Hargreaves and Jamie CrabbCHAPTER 1: Managing Your Study
  3. Jamie Crabb, Jane Davis & Sandra HargreavesCHAPTER 2: Understanding how you Think and Learn
  4. Jane Davis, Jo Easton and Sandra HargreavesCHAPTER 3: How to make the most of your Lectures
  5. Rachel SimpsonCHAPTER 4: Note Taking and Note Making
  6. Kay McEachranCHAPTER 5: Reading Strategies and Speed Reading
  7. Rachel Simpson, Robert Mclaren, Peri Batliwala, Judith CattermoleCHAPTER 6: Answering Essay Questions
  8. Sandra HargreavesCHAPTER 7: Structuring Different Writing Genres
  9. Helen BirkmyreCHAPTER 8: Critical Thinking
  10. Pauline SumnerCHAPTER 9: Improving Your Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
  11. Sandra Hargreaves and John BrennanCHAPTER 10: Improving Mathematics Skills and Using Statistics
  12. John Brennan Judith CattermoleCHAPTER 11: Revision and Examination Techniques
  13. Sandra Hargreaves, Jane Davis and Jo Easton,CHAPTER 12: Presentations and Collaborative Learning
  14. Paula Baty & Jamie CrabbCHAPTER 13: The DissertationGlossaryReferences & Further Reading


Many students may be able to access both the book and materials to develop their study skills effectively by themselves; especially if they have received study skills support previously, or have already developed effective study habits, as the book and materials would give them new ideas for improving their skills.

The strength of the book for study skills specialists is the range of materials it offers, from note-making and note-taking, through to basic maths concepts. The book also offers advice on ways to use strategies most effectively, as demonstrated in chapter 4 which advises on the of use Q-notes.

The book’s strategies and ideas, especially the use of technology, would apply to any student, and across the range of learning differences. It can also be adapted for both FE and Secondary students.