While these tips are mainly for university students most will be useful to dyslexics of all ages or on other types of courses.

There is a lot you can do to help yourself deal with your dyslexia and to improve your study skills. You probably already have many techniques you use to cope with your dyslexia. We call these coping strategies and they can always be improved. The Study Guides and Books section of this site has recommendations to help you do this. The main Students page includes information on how to get support with dyslexia at university, this is a good place to start if you are a university student or will be applying for university places soon.

Do not worry about how traditionalist teachers or lecturers think you should learn or engage with a course. Do what works for you and focus on the parts that really matter when it come to getting the grades and qualifications you want. It is not just about working harder, but working strategically and finding new way to do things which work better than the old ones, all the time.


This mindset will sever you well outside of school where people who can think and do things differently, make new rules, are in huge demand. People who only follow tradition and who refuse to try new things will end up being left behind. Yes, it will be harder for you to do certain things. You are not only studying your chosen subject you are learning how make a new route when the old ones are blocked off or difficult. Most people avoid learning to do this because it is hard. People who can, either due to choice or need are the future, you are learning how to change worlds. It is one of the of the most valuable things any human being can learn.

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