How to use the Cornell Note Taking method: Two column notes

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Who might this technique be useful for?: Anyone who wants to improve their note taking skills, especially those who are looking for ways to increase their memory retention and confidence in lectures. What study skills challenges can this app help Continue reading How to use the Cornell Note Taking method: Two column notes

Recording audio and creating notes from lectures- Sonocent Audio Notetaker for PC

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Who might this software be useful for?: Anyone who experiences difficulties trying to focus in long lectures or struggles with multitasking, for example taking in information, processing it and writing notes all at once. What study skills challenges can this Continue reading Recording audio and creating notes from lectures- Sonocent Audio Notetaker for PC

ClaroRead: making documents easier to read

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ClaroRead, which is available via the software centre on all networked PCs, has a number of features that can make documents easier to digest. The ‘Spacing’ button is one of these features as it can quickly change the character, line or Continue reading ClaroRead: making documents easier to read

ClaroRead Speak – How to have a passage of text aloud at the click of a mouse

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To have a passage of text read aloud by ClaroRead Speak, first download the software via the software centre, then select the ‘Advanced Speech’ button. You will then be presented with the Advanced Speech window. The first option available is to Continue reading ClaroRead Speak – How to have a passage of text aloud at the click of a mouse

ClaroView screen tinting software

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ClaroView, is the screen tinting package that is available on campus via the networked PCs. After downloading the software from the software centre click on the ClaroView icon (The customer services staff in each library can show you how to download Continue reading ClaroView screen tinting software

ClaroRead Speak- increase your ‘reading speed’ and comprehension by turning text based files into audio

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Who might this blog post be useful for?: Anyone who finds reading printed text challenging, including individuals who want to increase their reading comprehension and reduce the amount of time it takes to ‘read’ an academic text. This software is also useful Continue reading ClaroRead Speak- increase your ‘reading speed’ and comprehension by turning text based files into audio