Persuasion essays are another common type of academic writing. The podcast gives information on what a persuasion essay is and types of support for this type of essay, including predicting the consequence and counter-arguments. The podcast is part of the Essay Types for Academic Writing series.
The cause and effect essay is a common essay type. This podcast gives information on what a cause and effect essay is, how to structure this type of essay, and how to use cause and effect structure words (transition signals) for this type of essay. It is part of the Essay Types for Academic Writing series.
Compare and contrast is a common form of academic writing. This podcast gives information on what a compare and contrast essay is, how to structure this type of essay, how to use compare and contrast structure words, and how to make sure you use appropriate criteria for comparison/contrast. It is part of the Essay Types for Academic Writing series.
Stress is a major problem in modern life. The pressure of studying at university, a long way from home, means that university students are particularly prone to suffering from stress. This podcast, part of the Study Skills series, explains what stress is, lists some common signs of stress and gives 10 ways to deal with stress. It concludes with ways of dealing specifically with exam stress.
Different learners have different preferences about how they understand, organise, and remember new information. This podcast, part of the Study Skills series, introduces some of the main learning styles (including Kolb, the Honey & Mumford, the VAK model and the Dunn & Dunn model) and gives ideas about how learning styles could improve study.