Essential Study Skills

Essential Study Skills : The Complete Guide to Success at University

3.62 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$30.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! 'Brilliant little book! ... It's easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!' - Amazon review 'Really useful sections on reading and taking notes ... the bread and butter of student life.' - Amazon review Do you want to do better at university? Whether you're a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you. Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time - whatever level you're at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Pass exams with flying colours Stay cool and cope with stress. Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm you with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning your career and focusing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to help you get ahead. Visit the Essential Study Skills Companion Website Launched with this edition is an improved and expanded companion website. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including video tips, study packs, practice exercises and other tools for you to use in both your preparation and actual work. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 182 x 228 x 26mm | 821g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 1446203255
  • 9781446203255
  • 218,191

Review quote

'This book will help any student gain confidence in their ability to write and argue effectively when completing work for submission' - Karen Sneddon, Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University 'A well written and superbly structured book. I found this book to be extremely useful for both students and teachers alike. There are some excellent tips and activities in addition to extenstive support material. A book that you can dip in and out of at your leisure' - Mrs Ruth Baxter, Education , Blackburn College An excellent resource for both lecturers and students - Mr David Ellicott, Gyuidance, Youth Studies & Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University 'A great book to keep close to you while you develop during your degree. You're not expected to be perfect after years of practice, let alone after a single term in your fresher year. This book helps you to understand that, yet at the same time helps you strive to bring out your best at all times'-The University Blogshow more

About Sandra Sinfield

In a previous life Tom Burns led the Hainault Action Group, setting up adventure playgrounds for young people and devising Community Events and Festivals for the local community. Tom has always been interested in theatre and the role of theatre in teaching and learning; whilst still a student at Essex University he set up and ran the first ever International Dario Fo Festival - with academic symposium, theatre workshops for students and local people - and full dramatic performances by the Fo-Rame theatre troupe of The Tiger's Tale and The Boss's Funeral. Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University, along with Sandra Sinfield he develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences - a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students - and their 'Tell us the secret of your success' project, which produced a whole range of creative prod-ucts including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, 'The Z-A of university'. Sandra Sinfield has worked as a laboratory technician, a freelance copy writer, an Executive Editor (Medicine Digest, circulation 80,000 doctors) and in the voluntary sector, including with the Tower Hamlets Information Research and Resource Centre and with the Islington Green School Community Play written by Alan Whose Life is it Anyway? Clarke and pro-duced at Sadler's Wells. Sandra is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University, along with Tom Burns she develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences - a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students - and their 'Tell us the secret of your success' project, which produced a whole range of creative prod-ucts including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, 'The Z-A of university'.show more

Table of contents

OverviewIntroductionSucceeding at university: quick steps to successPlaces to go and things to doMake sense of your courseStudy Techniques and Learning EffectivelyHow to learn effectivelyGet organised for independent studyComputers: Any place, anywhere, any time - Debbie HolleyHow to succeed in group workHow to interact and build relationships at UniversityHow to survive academic reading: targeted research and active readingHow to make the best notesCreative strategies and Learning EffectivelyHow to be creative in your learningHow to think effectively: analytical and critical thinkingCommunicating Effectively in AssignmentsHow to write better assignmentsHow to prevent plagiarismHow to overcome writing blocks and become a confident writerHow to write great essaysHow to produce excellent reportsHow to write a brilliant dissertationHow to deliver excellent presentationsHow to run your own seminars and workshopsEmotional DimensionHow to deal with your emotionsReflective Learning Reflective learning and the learning log!Memory and effective revisionHow to understand and pass examsPersonal Development Planning (PDP): becoming who you want to be - Christine KeenanMoving on: What to do when you finish universityshow more

Rating details

8 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 12% (1)
4 50% (4)
3 25% (2)
2 12% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X