Our Reading List of the Week is Academic Skills from the University of Brighton by academic Jon Nicholson. This list is linked to multiple hierarchies and was created to provide tools and advice to students, rather than resources for a particular course.
The list is broken up into sections based on topics, such as ‘Workshops’ and ‘Time Management’ and contains items such as links to sign up for careers workshops at the University, to books on the English Language to improve writing.
The section on ‘Research’ looks particularly useful as it contains links to a variety of universally useful items, bookmarking them to a section on a list in this way allows the student to easily access anything they might need.
It’s great to see non-module focused lists like this being created. We know from students that they like having everything in one place, so creating a list with resourcing on studying complements the course content lists well. In the same way that reading lists allow academics to point directly to items such as books and journals, using a reading list is also a great way of pointing to recommended study guides and resources.