Yesterday, I submitted a ‘letter to myself’ to my past self as part of an upcoming event at Lincoln’s Drill Hall. Reflection ought to be embedded into our personal and work lives so that it becomes part of our daily routine. If not, why not? I find that reflective practice helps me change, if not always for the better, I always believe that I’m going forward. Life is about learning afterall. Some criticise that reflection is too backward-looking, turning over historical events in an already over-ploughed field; or simply navel-gazing (at worst). I disagree, but then I would. As Socrates (allegedly) said at his (less than unfortunate) trial: “An un-examined life is not worth living”.
N. B. I’ve embedded these slides from a code I retrieved from my account on Scribd, the document sharing platform. PS. It’s the free version!
Reflective Writing slides by Daren Mansfield on Scribd
This is a presentation which I’ll use during Welcome Week when I meet the new students enrolled for the 2016/17 academic year:
University of Lincoln Library Induction 2016
UK and International Newspapers
This handout about UK and international newspapers was part of a 90-minute workshop delivered throughout the year, covering all the University’s newspaper databases.
Finding UK and International Newspapers Worksheet
Based on a postgraduate workshop that took place last week, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but also includes a few others for historical research.
RefWorks Help Guide 2013
This new guide about Refworks covers everything from creating folders and bibliographies to using the companion software, Write & Cite.
Find it at Lincoln guide
This helpguide is to show you how to use the new search engine, Find it at Lincoln, more effectively. I have also uploaded a link to the Business School libguide under the Help Guides tab.
This newly-produced help guide is to help anyone using ebooks at the University.
Accessing and Using eBooks
Standard Induction 2012a
Welcome to the University of Lincoln if you’re new, and welcome back if you’re returning to Lincoln to continue your studies! This informative presentation outlines what the Library offers, plus some new things for the returners…Martin and I are appearing at various times throughout Welcome Week to deliver inductions based on this PowerPoint presentation. We will be running workshops soon, and look forward to meeting you either in your groups or individually.
Have you ever wondered what your preferred learning style is? Help your revision techniques by downloading and completing this questionnaire, then read about your dominant learning style below. Techniques drawn from your learning style will enable you to revise more efficiently and tackle your exams with greater confidence.
3 Study Methods