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ERIC Number: ED500412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-6
Pages: 344
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-4584-4
Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University. Second Edition. Sage Study Skills Series
Burns, Tom; Sinfield, Sandra
SAGE Publications (CA)
The eagerly-awaited new edition of the successful "Essential Study Skills" continues to provide a truly practical guide to achieving success at university. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, this is the book that will help you to better understand how you learn, gain a clear idea of your strengths and areas for development, organize yourself for study, write and research academically, pass exams, and cope with stress at university. Now completely revised and restructured, in this book Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield use their 25 years of hands-on experience with students in university to provide genuinely useful advice. Key features of the new edition: (1) Includes 12 new chapters for coverage of everything a student needs to know, including: computer skills, becoming a confident writer, note-taking, how to build your memory, and the new Personal Development Plan; (2) Packed with handy tips, real-life examples and useful activities; and (3) Offers a brand new companion website with extensive material to support students in their quest for academic success. Following the background and introduction, the book contains 24 chapters: (1) Going to University; (2) How universities work; (3) How to understand your course; (4) Learning Effectively; (5) How to learn effectively; (6) How to organise yourself for independent study; (7) How to use computers and e-learning to support your learning (Debbie Holley); (8) How to succeed in group work; (9) How to be creative in your learning; (10) How to deal with your emotions; (11) How to be a reflective learner; (12) How to research and read academically; (13) How to make the best notes; (14) Communicating Effectively; (15) How to become a confident writer; (16) How to write great essays; (17) How to write a great reflective essay and a brilliant research project; (18) How to produce excellent reports; (19) How to deliver excellent presentations; (20) How to run and participate in seminars; (21) Effective Revision, Exams & PDP; (22) How to build your memory and revise effectively; (23) How to understand and pass exams; (24) How to make the most of Personal Development Planning (PDP) (Christine Keenan).
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom