Downloads and Resources

 

Other DIT Services:


Careers: 
Careers Development Centre

Academic Writing Centre: 
AWC Information

Booking an appointment

Maths Learning Centre: 
MLSC Information

 

Dyslexia Information:


Brain HE - Online Learning Strategies & Resources:
www.brainhe.com/

LD Online:
www.ldonline.org/

International Dyslexia Association(USA):
www.interdys.org/

British Dyslexia Association (BDA):
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI):
www.dyslexia.ie/


Dyslexia at College- great tips and skills for adapting to studying at
third level with an SpLD):

www.dyslexia-college.com/

 

Assistive Technology Training Guides and links:

Texthelp Read & Write

Read & Write Gold for PC Training Guide

Read & Write Gold for Mac Training Guide

Read & Write Training Guide

 

 

Learning Styles:

Felder Model for learning styles (Excellent online learning styles
questionaire)

www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html

Fleder Learning Styles Description:
www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm


Fleder home page( Index of Learning Styles):
www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSpage.html

What's your learning style? Take the quiz:
https://custom-writing.org/blog/learning-quiz

 

Study and Assignment Skills

Skills for Study:Stella Cottrell (expert on study skills for third
level, this website is a companion to her excellent book, The Study
Skills Handbook(2008))

www.palgrave.com/skills4study/studyskills/

How to Study (including the ten study habits of effective learners):
www.how-to-study.com/

 

Assignment Survival Kit - to help you plan your assignments effectively

Assignment Survival Kit (University of Kent)

 

Mind mapping:

Tony Buzan(the mind mapping guru!):
www.buzanworld.com/

Mind Tools:
www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_ISS.htm

 

Academic Writing, Spelling and Grammar:

Ask Oxford (most common Spelling and Grammar questions):
www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/classicerrors/?view=uk

Spelling (most common misspelled words)
www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/spelling/?view=uk

The Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary list: this list of 220 words represents three quarters of all words used in academic books, newspapers, and magazines.  

http://www.english-zone.com/reading/dolch.html

The Academic Phrasebank: Tips on how to improve your introduction, conclusion and general writing.  

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk

 

Careers

WAM (Willing Able Mentoring- supported employment opportunities for
graduates)

www.ahead.ie/employment_wamprogramme.php

AHEAD(Assoication of higer education access & disability)
www.ahead.ie/index.php


FAS( supported employment programme):
www.fas.ie/en/Communities/Supported+Employment.htm

AHEAD: (Guidelines for Disclosure):
www.ahead.ie/employment_studentsgraduates.php

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