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Learning and Thinking Skills

Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding plagiarism is an increasingly important requirement for student writing. This document therefore defines plagiarism, both intentional and accidental; gives the imperatives for avoiding it; shows citation examples; and demonstrates how paraphrase c

Information on the web

The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web. You will also learn how to critically assess and reference the info

Finding information in education

This unit will help you to identify and use information in education, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for i

Finding information in Arts and History

This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts and History, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searche

Writing Skills (Word)

A chapter on writing skills from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at the Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

Using the Library (Word)

A chapter on using the College Library from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at the Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

Study Skills (Word)

A chapter on study skills from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at the Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

Key assessment unit: Problem Solving

Problem solving runs through many activities. Often problems are contexts for focusing ideas and stimulating further investigation or discussion. Framing an issue appropriately – identifying why it is a problem, recognising factors that might have a bearin

Learning how to learn

Learning how to learn: a process we all engage in throughout our lives, but no single method of learning guarantees success. This unit aims to make the process of learning much more explicit by inviting you to apply various ideas and activities to your own

Safari - skills accessing, finding and reviewing information

We constantly need to find and use information, not only in the academic world but also in the course of our everyday lives and work. This unit will take you through the process of finding information from various sources, organising it effectively and cit