How to use text-to-speech tools to proofread academic assignments

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Who might this blog post be useful for?: Many students experience difficulties with proofreading their own work as their mind can trick them into reading what they think is on the page rather than what is actually there. Using text-to-speech Continue reading How to use text-to-speech tools to proofread academic assignments

ClaroRead – Capture and organise your research with the ClaroCapture tool

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ClaroCapture, which is part of the ClaroRead package that is available on capmus, is a study skills tool which lets you capture text and images from different locations into one “ClaroCapture project”. This allows you to gather information in preparation Continue reading ClaroRead – Capture and organise your research with the ClaroCapture tool

ClaroRead Speak – the options for highlighting text as it’s read aloud

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When having text read back, it will be highlighted in your document using colours. In the highlight tab you can set the colour and method of highlighting. In the Highlight section, you have the option to highlight by Word, Word Continue reading ClaroRead Speak – the options for highlighting text as it’s read aloud

Struggling with spelling? Global Autocorrect could help.

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Who might this blog post be useful for?: This software has helped people with literacy difficulties, fatigue, OCD, RSI and visual impairments. What study skills challenges can this app help you overcome?: Problems with spelling, long periods of time wasted Continue reading Struggling with spelling? Global Autocorrect could help.

Combatting Procrastination: The Pomodoro Technique – Productivity series, part 5.

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This is the fifth and final post in the productivity series. Who might this blog post be useful for?: Anyone who struggles with motivation or concentration for long periods. What study skills challenges can this app help you overcome?: Poor Continue reading Combatting Procrastination: The Pomodoro Technique – Productivity series, part 5.

Sensus Access – creating audio files from text based material

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Who might this blog post be useful for?:┬áThis software is available for anyone with a print based disability, including students with dyslexia or a visual impairment. As it’s a web based application it can be used on and off campus. Continue reading Sensus Access – creating audio files from text based material

Combatting Procrastination: Forest App -Productivity series, part 4.

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Who might this blog post be useful for?: People who struggle with concentration and motivation, or who find themselves using their phone too much while studying. What study skills challenges can this app help you overcome?: Poor concentration, procrastination, high Continue reading Combatting Procrastination: Forest App -Productivity series, part 4.