Information Literacy

Why Study Information Literacy?

"Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner." 

This course is essential for all students who are required to undertake any form of research task for an essay, a project, a controlled-assignment or a presentation. 

Non Verbal Reasoning

What is Non- Verbal Reasoning?

Non-verbal reasoning (NVR) tests require you to recognise similarities, analogies and patterns in unfamiliar designs. They involve the ability to reason with material that has not been seen before, without the need for prior knowledge or study. They are thought to have no cultural bias and thus provide a more appropriate measure of general intelligence, compared with verbal reasoning tests, for whom English is a second language.

Non-verbal reasoning tests are used to assess a person’s ability to spot patterns and identify errors or inconsistencies. 

Study Skills

Why Study Study Skills?

Everyone learns in subtly different ways. Use this resource to develop and improving your study skills to accelerate your learning and attainment.

Units in the self study course include answers to questions such as:

  • What type of learner am I?
  • What is my attitude to learning?
  • How can I improve my memory?
  • How can I improve my writing / reading / presenting / researching?
  • How can I manage stress and study for examinations?

...just about everything you need to know to become a better learner... 

Thinking Skills

Why Study Thinking Skills?

Thinking Skills develops a specific set of intellectual skills, independent of subject content. It reflects the need voiced by universities and employers for more mature and sophisticated ways of thinking. The Thinking Skills syllabus also enables students to approach their other subjects with an improved ability to understand, analyse and resolve problems. 

As result, students find the course of great benefit when preparing for higher education and for a wide range of careers, including law, scientific research, social science, journalism, medicine, business, accounting and engineering. As a curriculum subject, Thinking Skills offers students an excellent opportunity to express themselves freely and openly. The Thinking Skills syllabus encourages free and open debate, critical and investigative thinking, and informed and disciplined reasoning.

Verbal Reasoning

What is Verbal Reasoning?

Verbal reasoning is the name given to one of the types of tests used to assess a person’s ability to understand, use and communicate in English. The larger your vocabulary, the better your chance of obtaining a higher score. 

Intelligence tests that are used in an educational context and are largely verbal in content, are often referred to as verbal reasoning tests. These tests consist of a variety of question types, typically including the use of similes, antonyms, analogies, codes and anagrams. The tests are objective and require a mixture of completion and multiple-choice responses.