A practical guide allowing mature students to build on their strengths and overcome challenges. Includes worked examples, exercises and space for recording strategies and successes. Covers areas such as lectures, seminars, reading and note-taking, presentations, writing, exams, time management, finance and careers.
LUCINDA BECKER is an Associate Professor at the University of Reading within Arts and Humanities. She is also a professional trainer, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentation, management techniques and job-searching skills. She is the author of The Mature Student's Handbook, 14 Days to Exam Success and co-author of Writing for Engineers and Presentation Skills for Students (with Joan van Emden).
Introduction.- Seminars, Study Workshops and Tutorials.- Attending Lectures.- Note taking and Reading Skills.- Planning.- Writing Essays.- Presentations.- Writing Reports.- Writing a Dissertation.- Exams and Revisions.- Personal Development.- Organising your Time.- Sorting Out Your Money.- Help and Support.- Embracing Change.- Last Thoughts.