Study Your Way to Your Perfect Career

Study Your Way to Your Perfect Career : How to Become a Successful Student, Fast, and Then Make it Count

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New to university and not sure what you should be doing, or when? This book shows you how to make university work for you. Taking into account academic, personal, and practical experiences, it helps you make the most of all the opportunities your course has to offer:

Offers savvy insider hints to help you prepare yourself for university 'firsts', like tutorials, lectures, group projects and dissertations
Encourages you to think about how your achievements and experiences help you curate the skills and qualities future employers want to see
Demonstrates how making the right choices at university can be a springboard into professional and personal development.

With a confidence-building tone, helpful tips and a host of relatable examples, this book doesn't just help you get started at university - it helps you make it count.

The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 17.53mm | 640g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 1526435004
  • 9781526435002

Table of contents

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Your first week
Chapter 2: Your first course/module choices
Chapter 3: Getting involved in university life
Chapter 4: Your first personal tutorial
Chapter 5: Your first lectures
Chapter 6: Your first seminars
Chapter 7: Extending your reach
Chapter 8: What graduate attributes have you now acquired?
Part II: Effective studying
Chapter 9: Reading lists
Chapter 10: Your first sets of notes
Chapter 11: Your first presentation
Chapter 12: Study groups
Chapter 13: Your first doubts
Chapter 14: Managing your time
Chapter 15: Shaping your professional development
Part III: Successful assessment
Chapter 16: Your first assessed essay/report
Chapter 17: Your first marks/grades
Chapter 18: Your first marking tutorial
Chapter 19: Your first research project
Chapter 20: Group projects
Chapter 21: Your first placement
Chapter 22: Your first exams
Part IV: Making it count
Chapter 23: If you have not chosen a career by your final term
Chapter 24: If you have chosen a career by your final term
Chapter 25: Things to do before you graduate
Chapter 26: Graduation day
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Review quote

Becker has thought of everything! This is a superbly comprehensive book supporting students in every step of their university journey and beyond; from overcoming the anxiety of those first days to ensuring good academic performance, developing that into a rewarding career. -- Emma Thompson A comprehensive 'how to' for students transitioning to university. Clear and easy to follow, with wonderful insider tips and reminders about the importance of career planning and a holistic approach to study and preparation for professional life. -- Jessica Vanderlelie
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About Lucinda Becker

Lucinda Becker is Professor of Pedagogy and award-winning lecturer and tutor at the University of Reading. She has dedicated her professional life to creating independent learners who are confident in themselves intellectually, professionally and personally.

Lucinda has written numerous study guides for students and works with undergraduates and postgraduates across the university. She is also a professional trainer and consultant, helping new graduates in engineering, science and law to become successful communicators and leaders.

As a Director for Teaching and Learning at her university, Lucinda has the chance to introduce innovation in teaching. In her most recent project, she has launched a Student Impact Network to support students who want to work in partnership with academics to facilitate excellent learning opportunities.
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