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The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook

The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook

Paperback Open Up Study Skills

By (author) Sarah Moore, By (author) Colin Neville, By (author) Maura Murphy, By (author) Cornelia Connolly

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  • Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 14mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335234429
  • ISBN 13: 9780335234424
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 135,345

Product description

"The book itself covers everything university students need to know from exam revision and e-learning to work-life balance." The Bookseller "We would heartily recommend the book to students who are at the beginning of their studies." Maxine Fletcher, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes "This book's crammed full of very useful topics, information and exercises that I've never seen before, especially in the section on research, which I particularly liked." Joel, Student, Keele University Competition for graduate jobs has never been so fierce. The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook will help you succeed from the first week of your studies through to graduation. Covering all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course, The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook is your key to success. This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises. Written by a team of experts and tested on students, the advice in this book will help you to improve your grades, save time and develop the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers. Whichever subject you are studying, this practical and concise book will help you find your individual learning style and tell you exactly what you need to know to excel as a student: Working out the best way for you to learn Doing your research Presentations Revising for exams Improving your critical thinking skills Managing your time

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Author information

Sarah Moore is Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Colin Neville manages the Effective Learning Service at the School of Management, University of Bradford, UK. Maura Murphy is administrator, programme coordinator and learning support consultant at the University of Limerick's Centre for Teaching and Learning. Cornelia Connelly is a lecturer in the Department of Computing and Mathematics, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Table of contents

How to use this book Getting into it: becoming an active learner Talking to the experts Style matters: techniques to suit your own learning style Taking it in and working it out Research skills and orientations: first steps to good research Getting it on paper: learning the skills of confident academic writing Learning the rules: good grammar, accurate referencing and avoiding plagiarism The time of your life: managing time and living life as a student Doing it with others: Working in groups Doing it in front of a crowd: Making presentations Keeping it together: Looking after your health and managing stress. Facing the future and making decisions: Planning for and focusing on the rest of your life Maths and Numerical competency