Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University (Sage Study Skills Series 4th Revised edition)

Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University (Sage Study Skills Series 4th Revised edition)

By: Tom Burns (author), Sandra Sinfield (author)Paperback

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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - 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 Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don't miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. `An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their `skills' to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the `how to' alongside the `what' of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.' - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education 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 hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

About Author

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'.

Contents

THE STARTER KIT Introduction How to Learn, How to Study Make University Positive SURVIVAL KIT How to Survive Academic Reading How to Make the Best Notes How to be Creative and Visual in Your Learning How to be Analytical and Critical How to be Reflective How To Get On In Groups How to Harness a Digital You THE BIG ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT: CRACKING ASSESSMENT How to Make Sense of Your Course Probably the Most Important Thing on Writing You'll Ever Read The Ten Step Approach to Better Assignments How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism THE BIG ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT: ASSESSMENTS - HOW TO EXCEL How to Write Great Essays How to Produce Excellent Reports How to Deliver Excellent Presentations How to Run Your Own Seminars and Workshops How to Write a Brilliant Dissertation How to Revise for and Pass Exams THE EMPLOYABILITY KIT PDP and HEAR: Knowing Who You Are, Becoming Who You Want to Be How to Move On... and Get that Job

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781473919020
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781473919020
  • weight: 599
  • ISBN10: 1473919029
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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