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Homework hints
You might be thinking that homework is a waste of your time, but a little work now will pay off in the end.

Key Skills: Maths and Literacy
Maths and literacy are important to everyone, but it can be hard to know how to improve.

Improve your reading skills
Feeling intimidated by a big pile of books? Here’s how to select the appropriate information and read more effectively.

Study techniques
When deadlines loom, the common reaction is to run and hide. Check out these tips for some useful techniques on how to work smarter.

Get the most out of your study space
Find out how you work most productively and make some changes to your study environment.

Ten ways to build the perfect study space
Try these tips to avoid distractions and settle into your work more easily.

Top tips for independent learning
Independent or self-directed learning is an important skill, whether you plan to continue your studies after school or college or enter the world of work.

Improve your memory
Try these ways of varying your revision to help your mind remember information.

Five ways to take better notes
Taking notes is one of the most important skills for successful studying, but you don’t want to drown in paper.

Become a more active reader
Do you struggle to remember things after reading them? If so, this may be because you’re not reading actively.

Brush up your English skills
It’s always good to revise your basic English skills so simple mistakes in spelling, punctuation and grammar don’t let you down.

Get essay writing right
Sitting down in front of a blank screen or empty piece of paper can be daunting. These tips can help you write a good essay.

Essay writing: How to get your point across
To make a strong essay that gets your point across, it's useful to picture yourself as a lawyer.

Essay writing: Linking words and phrases
The language you use when writing essays is important in explaining your argument.

How do I write a research essay?
Writing a big research essay and don't know where to start? Check out this guide for help.

Research essays: Using sources
You can use all sorts of media for research. Here are some tips on using online, print, and interview sources.

Presentation tips
Nervous about a presentation? Watch this video to become a presentation pro.

Debating tips and tricks
Debating can help you develop many abilities, like reasoning, research and speaking skills. Stay ahead with these debating tips.

5 things you might not know about your local library
Libraries are a great place to get hold of books, but did you know about these other ways you could use your local library?

Coursework tips
Follow these five tips to make sure your coursework shows off what you're capable of.