Sourcing and Evaluating Information – Maynooth University

This interactive content was made by Maynooth University. Going through this interactive content should help enable you to better source and evaluate information which you will use in your academic writing.

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Avoiding Plagiarism – Maynooth University

This interactive content is created by Maynooth University. Going through these interactive videos and quizzes can help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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Making Feedback Work For You – UCC

This is a PDF from the UCC Skills Centre. This PDF details how to use feedback from assignments to further improve your future work.

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DCU Mark Bands, NUI Mark Bands as a Supplemental Resource

The DCU mark bands can be accessed HERE.

This gives a detailed description of how grades work in DCU. Irish universities use the same Mark Bands.

You can also access the NUI Mark Bands HERE.

This page gives a more simplified version of Irish University Mark Bands.

Note Taking in Academic Reading and in Lectures – UCC

This is a PDF from the UCC Skills Centre. This PDF aims to give a summary of why and how to take notes in academia.

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OpenLearn: Jumpstart University

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DESCRIPTION:

This is a hub of free courses, articles, activities, and resources curated by the Open University aimed at helping new students take their first steps at university. There are courses on practical topics, such as learning to recognise plagiarism, embrace good studying habits, and preparation for exams and essays, as well as on more specific topics including arts, science, maths, business, and mental health and wellbeing.

Stewart Library – Boolean Operators

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DESCRIPTION:

This is a two-minute video from Stewart Library on how to use Boolean operators, simple words (AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT) used as conjunctions to combine or exclude keywords in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results when using a search engine.