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Study Skills Success

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Brand new version!

We have comprehensively updated Study Skills Success — new design, new ways of interacting with the activities, and you can now run the program on mobile as well as tablet, desktop and laptop.

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Study Skills Success new version


Critical thinking, independent learning, avoiding plagiarism… These are all academic study skills students need to develop as they move into post-16 studies at school, and on to higher education. Study Skills Success helps not just with the skills, but also with the English that underpins them. To get an overview, take a look at the program's introductory video.

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The program covers the following study skills: Independent learning, Critical thinking, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Visuals and Research. All are approached in an academic context. For example, the Listening unit helps with lectures; the Speaking unit with seminars and presentations.


Video intro. Each unit begins with a video of both teachers and students explaining the challenges learners will face.

Simple flow of using Study Skills Success

Skills development. The unit then takes learners through a series of activities, helping them to develop the skills and strategies they need to meet these challenges.

Simple flow of using Study Skills Success

Multiple contexts. Each skill is tackled in multiple contexts. For example the Research unit looks at the research process, evaluating websites, note-taking and citations.

Simple flow of using Study Skills Success

Learning record. At the end of each topic, the Learning Record encourages students to reflect on what they have learned in the unit.

Some key features

Authentic texts

Study Skills Success makes extensive use of authentic texts including articles, websites, book blurbs and a BBC lecture.

choose a speech model to follow through the program

Comprehensive coverage

The program covers all the study skills students need at this level, from setting up their social media page to noting their sources, making it ideal for self study, or as a part of an EAL course.

Learning the IPA

IATEFL Voices review

“If I were grading Study Skills Success, I’d give it an A+, and would recommend its use as an integral part of any mid to upper level academic English.”

Clarity Recorder enables users to record their voice and assess their pronunciation against a native speaker

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Technical specifications

To run this program, you need an up-to-date version of one of these browsers:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Apple Safari

Microsoft Edge

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