100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills

100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills

By: Catherine Dawson (author)Paperback

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100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.

About Author

Dr Catherine Dawson studied at university in the UK for an undergraduate degree in Combined Humanities, a Master's Degree in Social Research and a PhD that looked at the learning choices of adults returning to education. She has worked as a research assistant, research associate and tutor at various UK universities and as a research and training officer in both the public and private sectors. Over the years she has developed and taught research methods courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students and has designed and delivered bespoke research methods training sessions to employees at all levels in the private sector. During her career she has undertaken a wide variety of publicly and privately funded research projects. Catherine currently works as a freelance researcher and writer, concentrating on research methods, study skills and student finance.

Contents

SECTION 1: STUDY PREPARATION Activity 1: Bringing learning to life Activity 2: Becoming a reflective learner Activity 3: Learning to learn Activity 4: Recognising, analysing and critiquing learning styles Activity 5: Developing metacognition Activity 6: Improving concentration and memory Activity 7: Recognising and overcoming imposter syndrome Activity 8: Fostering collaborative learning and interaction SECTION 2: ORGANISATION AND TIME MANAGEMENT Activity 9: Making the right learning choices Activity 10: Preparing a study plan Activity 11: Managing time Activity 12: Completing coursework and meeting deadlines Activity 13: Organising study Activity 14: Overcoming organisation problems Activity 15: Maximising productivity SECTION 3: READING Activity 16: Developing academic reading Activity 17: Establishing academic reading groups Activity 18: Producing a personal reading strategy Activity 19: Adopting different reading styles Activity 20: Searching for literature Activity 21: Organising and citing reading Activity 22: Reading and critiquing research reports and papers SECTION 4: WRITING Activity 23: Improving spelling, punctuation and grammar Activity 24: Developing academic writing skills Activity 25: Establishing academic writing circles Activity 26: Structuring essays and assignments Activity 27: Editing and proofreading Activity 28: Overcoming writer's block Activity 29: Getting the most from tutor feedback SECTION 5: LISTENING, OBSERVING AND NOTE-TAKING Activity 30: Becoming an active listener Activity 31: Improving listening skills Activity 32: Using audio devises Activity 33: Improving observation skills Activity 34: Getting the most out of lectures and seminars Activity 35: Taking notes effectively Activity 36: Editing and organising notes SECTION 6: SCIENCE AND MATHS Activity 37: Reading scientific material Activity 38: Knowing about the scientific method Activity 39: Maths for unconfident adults Activity 40: Undertaking experiments Activity 41: Producing scientific reports and papers Activity 42: Interpreting and critiquing data Activity 43: Using data visualisation tools SECTION 7: INDEPENDENT STUDY Activity 44: Planning independent study Activity 45: Getting the most from the library Activity 46: Conducting online research Activity 47: Using primary and secondary sources Activity 48: Evaluating sources Activity 49: Organising, managing and storing information Activity 50: Finding truth and fact in mass information SECTION 8: GROUP-WORK Activity 51: Establishing study groups Activity 52: Getting the most out of group-work Activity 53: Producing group assignments Activity 54: Introducing online study groups Activity 55: Using online tools for collaborative study Activity 56: Surviving virtual group-work SECTION 9: IT, ASSISTIVE LEARNING AND E-LEARNING Activity 57: Gaining confidence with IT for academic study Activity 58: Making the most of IT facilities and support Activity 59: Using software for research Activity 60: Getting the most out of online learning Activity 61: Making the most of assistive technology Activity 62: Introducing data mining Activity 63: Finding and using datasets Activity 64: Knowing about data protection SECTION 10: DISSERTATIONS, REPORTS AND PROJECTS Activity 65: Planning and managing personal projects Activity 66: Using statistics, facts, arguments and opinions Activity 67: Producing an effective argument Activity 68: Citing, referencing and producing a bibliography Activity 69: Producing successful written work Activity 70: Making oral presentations Activity 71: Producing a dissertation SECTION 11: RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY Activity 72: Producing a research proposal Activity 73: Undertaking a literature review Activity 74: Choosing research topics and methods Activity 75: Improving interview techniques Activity 76: Designing questionnaires Activity 77: Running focus groups Activity 78: Introducing data analysis techniques SECTION 12: CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING Activity 79: Developing thoughts and imagination Activity 80: Reflecting, thinking and making connections Activity 81: Learning how to question Activity 82: Solving problems Activity 83: Hypothesising and theorising Activity 84: Reasoning inductively and deductively Activity 85: Analysing and critiquing Activity 86: Applying learning SECTION 13: REVISION, EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS Activity 87: Understanding the reasons for assessment Activity 88: knowing about the different types of assessment Activity 89: Revising effectively Activity 90: Preparing for an exam Activity 91: Taking an exam Activity 92: Improving exam marks Activity 93: Coping with stress SECTION 14: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY Activity 94: knowing about plagiarism Activity 95: Recognising and avoiding academic malpractice Activity 96: Recognising ethical issues and dilemmas when using the internet Activity 97: Recognising subjectivity and objectivity Activity 98: Detecting and avoiding bias Activity 99: Collaborating and cooperating ethically Activity 100: Undertaking ethical research

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781526441317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781526441317
  • weight: 960
  • ISBN10: 1526441314

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