How to Study

Practical Tips for Students

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Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405106931

Category: Education

Page: 264

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How to Study contains around 1,000 practical tips, taking students at college or university from their first lectures through to their final exams and beyond. The ideal companion for all students at college or university. Contains around 1,000 practical tips, taking students from their first lectures through to their final exams and beyond. Helps students to get through assessments, with suggestions about how to write essays, give presentations, prepare for and sit exams. Gives advice on how to handle the ups and downs of being a student, including managing disappointments and getting out of trouble. Helps students to get a job, with tips on creating a powerful CV, filling in job applications and succeeding at interview. All the tips are written in a jargon-free, friendly style and are illustrated with humorous cartoons.

How to Succeed at University

An Essential Guide to Academic Skills, Personal Development & Employability

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Author: Bob Smale,Julie Fowlie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473927935

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Achieve all your goals for university – whatever they are! How to Succeed at University provides straightforward, practical advice for anyone experiencing university life. Introducing the personal, academic and life skills you need to succeed - both at university and in today’s competitive job market – you’ll find help with managing your time and budget, and guidance on a range of study skills including skills for research and examination success. You’ll also learn how to identify and develop key transferable skills that will stay with you throughout your professional life. Discover how to: Improve your employability prospects and give yourself the advantage in the job market Benefit from other students' experience, with top tips and insider advice on succeeding in your studies Explore the uses of digital technologies in learning and assessment Use what you learn right away, with handy downloadable checklists and worksheets. Pragmatic, up-front and sympathetic, this is an essential companion for all undergraduate students, as well as anyone preparing for study at university. 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

How to Study

Suggestions for High-School and College Students

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Author: Arthur W. Kornhauser

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609913X

Category: Education

Page: 64

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A complete guide for successful studying, How to Study is concise, practical, time-tested, and free of gimmicks. Designed originally for freshmen at the University of Chicago, this smart book has helped generations of students throughout the country improve their skills in learning quickly and effectively. It offers a no-nonsense plan of action filled with techniques, strategies, exercises, and advice for: *Mastering rather than just memorizing material *Learning the secrets of mental preparation before tackling difficult assignments or exams *Strengthening skills for better reading, note taking, and listening *Improving use of time in the classroom, the library, and at home It offers a wealth of advice, from the commonsensical ("Never begin study immediately after eating" and "Check every tendency to daydream") to the more psychological ("Use your knowledge by thinking, talking, and writing about the things you are learning"). Thoroughly revised and updated, this powerful little book can help any motivated and capable student work smarter, not just harder, from high school through college. When he wrote How to Study Arthur W. Kornhauser (1896-1990) was associate professor of business psychology at the University of Chicago.

Doing Essays and Assignments

Essential Tips for Students

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Author: Pete Greasley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966329

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B? Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first? Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider’s view on what tutors and professors really want when they assign essays and projects, and reveals how you can raise your game and achieve the best grades. Drawing on a survey of lecturers, and examples of real student work, this handy guide provides practical advice to help you not only understand what is expected of you, but also get ideas on how to deliver what your tutor is looking for. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at marking, find out how you can successfully craft the perfect written assignment, and discover tips and techniques on: Planning and deadlines, helping you manage your workload effectively Gaining higher marks through critically formed arguments Communicating clearly with the correct language, grammar, and expression Avoiding common marking pitfalls such as referencing and plagiarism. This new edition also reveals how to successfully navigate group work, literature reviews, and presentations to improve your grades. With valuable insight from tutors, and practical tips to apply to your work, you might just want to keep this book to yourself…!

Essential Study Skills

The Complete Guide to Success at University

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Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446260449

Category: Study Aids

Page: 472

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! 'Brilliant little book! ... It's easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!' - Amazon review 'Really useful sections on reading and taking notes ... the bread and butter of student life.' - Amazon review Do you want to do better at university? Whether you're a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you. Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time - 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 Pass exams with flying colours Stay cool and cope with stress. Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm you with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning your career and focusing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to help you get ahead. Visit the Essential Study Skills Companion Website Launched with this edition is an improved and expanded companion website. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including video tips, study packs, practice exercises and other tools for you to use in both your preparation and actual work. 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

College Knowledge

101 Tips for the College-bound Student

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Author: David Louis Schoem

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030354

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers." ---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University "College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" ---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College "College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult." ---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University "Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer." ---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student

Study Skills for Geography Students: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

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Author: Pauline E Kneale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134641907

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 886

There are moments in nearly everyone's degree when one has to do something - lead a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, cite references, think through arguments - but how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a slightly different approach to studying at school and if you are uncertain about what is required, this is the book for you. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts and examples, this book is designed to help you throughout your degree. Designed for all geography students, this guide delves into coping with conflicting time commitments, constructing essays, presentations with posters and in class, managing different styles of assessment, dissertations, tutorial activities, discussion and debate, and much, much more. Updated and revised throughout, this new edition contains a new chapter on Careers and CVs, showing how geography can help you develop skills of use to future employers.

Off to College

Now What? a Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College

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Author: Jessica Linnell

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383142

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 758

According to the US Census Bureau's report on the number of college students in the United States, more than 500,000 high school seniors pack up and leave their homes for college each year, intent on starting the next level of their education. The freshman year of college is an initiation into independent living, but it can be incredibly stressful on someone who is not prepared. It is estimated that almost 150,000 students will dropout before starting their second year, and it is not always because of the angry professor or sub-par living conditions. Everything from the cost of living on your own to the stress of trying to balance a job, school, and a completely new kind of social life will weigh heavily on you. The key to being successful in your first year of college is to be prepared for anything that might arise, maintaining a strict, well-organized schedule, balancing your free time and new found social freedom, and putting the right amount of energy into your studies. This unique, groundbreaking book will provide you with a milestone from which to set forth in your new college career. You will learn how you can transition from the rigid daily rules of life with your parents to a rule-free environment, without giving up the education you have worked so hard for. You will learn the four essential cornerstones of a healthy, successful college career: Study, Friends, Health, and Involvement. Many hours of interviews have helped to compile a comprehensive list of studying and living habits and also routines that will keep you locked in and on target throughout your college career. The Freshman 15 is not a simple joke. According to Kidshealth.org, the average college freshman actually gains ten pounds in their first year away from home. You will learn how to balance your small budget with a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight and health you enjoyed when you left home using the resources every major college provides its students. You will also learn how to balance your classes and choose a schedule that will help you in the arduous process of selecting your major and minor. In addition, learn how to deal with your first college roommate, decide whether you want to join a fraternity or sorority, and decide how to handle parties on campus. An entire section is included on how to make extra money while in college by working part-time on- and off-campus. The chapter on college dating will help you decide when and how you should dip into the massive college dating pool. For any college freshman who wants to learn the best tips and tricks to staying organized, acing that first semester, and being the life of the campus, all without losing focus, this book is for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Studying and Learning at University

Vital Skills for Success in Your Degree

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Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849206457

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Studying and Learning at University provides a concise and accessible introduction to the essential study skills for first-time undergraduates. Alan Pritchard focuses on the skills that every student will need to master to achieve success in their academic career. Practical, straight-forward advice is provided on subjects such as how to: approach learning use active reading techniques use computers and the internet to support academic study prepare for written assessment prepare and deliver presentations. This guide is essential reading for anyone new to study at undergraduate level. Students setting out on any undergraduate course will welcome the support and guideance provided here. 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Study Skills for Social Workers

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Author: Christine Stogdon,Robin Kiteley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248259

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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'The book is completely student focused. I envisage students having the text on their desks when they attempt their written work, and this is very much how a study guide should be used' - Professor Keith Popple, London South Bank University Study Skills for Social Workers offers an accessible insight into the practical use of skills for study in a professional social work context. Engaging with students on their journey through the undergraduate or postgraduate qualifying course, it uses relevant case material from academic and social work perspectives to demonstrate the connection between study and practice. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including guidance on: Effective writing Successful communication Reflective study E-learning Learning in the workplace Understanding feedback. Written in a student-friendly style, Study Skills for Social Workers is interspersed with activities and exercises to enable students to practice and improve their skills as they move through the text. Also included is a glossary, and model answers to sample questions. 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Anyone Can Get An A+

How To Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades

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Author: Geetanjali Mukherjee

Publisher: Dreamcatcher Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 236

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Do you wish you could get better grades? Do you struggle with certain subjects and believe that maybe you're not cut out for them? Do you want to spend less time studying and still get good grades? This book is the perfect go-to source for all students...It's a must-read for all students! The Page-Hungry Bookworm I highly recommend Anyone Can Get an A+ to every college student and any secondary student thinking about higher education. McNeil's Reviews Practical and sound advice presented in a caring supportive manner. Sarah Jackson, Author and Reviewer. Anyone Can Get An A+ is a conversational, down-to-earth guide for high school and college students on how to maximize their learning and get the grades they want. This book draws on research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and gives students practical advice that they can implement right away, to overcome procrastination, make the most of their study time and improve their grades significantly. Who this book is for:College students who want to learn how to juggle classes, extra-curricular activities, other activities and also have room for a social lifeHigh school students struggling with the pressure to get good grades to get into college, pass standardized tests and be eligible for scholarshipsParents who are worried about how to help their children get better grades without overburdening themTeachers who want to understand how to help their students learn more deeply while enjoying their lessonsCounselors and tutors who work directly with students, to better help motivate and inspire students to do their best Anyone Can Get An A+ contains 39 tips on various aspects of studying and preparing for exams. In this book, you will learn: How best to prepare for exams What is the top mistake most students make when doing exam preparation and how to avoid it How to overcome procrastination and use your study time wisely How to break down larger assignments into smaller chunks How to write a paper painlesslyHow to use small segments of time effectively How to get help to understand difficult material How to do well in a subject even if you hate it How to improve your grades in quantitative subjects like mathematicsHow to organize your time and study scheduleHow to keep track of all your deadlines and school-related paperwork This book includes techniques that work for both high school and college students. Although some of the examples used may resonate more easily with college students, it is never too early to start good study habits, and many of the tips translate equally to high school and college. The author herself learnt many of these techniques while preparing for board exams in high school. Geetanjali Mukherjee was a top student through high school in Shri Ram School, New Delhi, India, law school at the University of Warwick in UK and graduate school in Cornell University, USA. She was at the top of her class in the ICSE Board examinations in India. Geetanjali graduated law school with honors, and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, for her high GPA at Cornell University. Anyone Can Get An A+ includes the following chapters: Chapter 1: Adopting The Right Attitude Chapter 2: Nourishing Your Mind and Body Chapter 3: Organizing Your Study Life Chapter 4: Getting The Most From Your Study Time Chapter 5: Beating Procrastination Chapter 6: Studying Effectively Chapter 7: Tackling Difficult Subjects Chapter 8: Revising For Exams

Studying at University

How to be a Successful Student

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Author: David McIlroy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947073

Category: Education

Page: 265

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Equips the student with strategies for making the most out of the university experience, from the moment they arrive until after they leave.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

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Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4984

Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Study Skills for Language Students

A Practical Guide

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Author: Sydney G. Donald,Pauline Estner Kneale

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340763087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 4917

Designed for all language students, this practical guide starts with the four skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--and shows how to get the most out of language classes, as well as preparing for the year abroad. It also includes ideas on using the Internet for language study, and a section on career options for language graduates. Mixing sound advice with crosswords, games and reassurance, Study Skills for Language Students lets you make the most of your time in college, whether you are just beginning foreign language study or are in a graduate program.

Preparing for College

Practical Advice for Students and Their Families

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Author: John J. Rooney,John F. Reardon,Katherine Haley Will

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816073783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 5452

Offers advice on choosing a college, undergoing the application process, uncovering the financial resources to pay tuition and expenses, and adjusting to the academic and personal challenges that first-year students face.

Study Skills for Geography Students

A Practical Guide

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Author: Pauline E. Kneale

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340810316

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6041

There are moments in nearly everyone's degree when one has to do something - lead a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, cite references, think through arguments - but how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a slightly different approach to studying at school and if you are uncertain about what is required, this is the book for you. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts and examples, this book is designed to help you throughout your degree. Designed for all geography students, this guide delves into coping with conflicting time commitments, constructing essays, presentations with posters and in class, managing different styles of assessment, dissertations, tutorial activities, discussion and debate, and much, much more. Updated and revised throughout, this new edition contains a new chapter on Careers and CVs, showing how geography can help you develop skills of use to future employers.

Nursing Study and Placement Learning Skills

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Author: Sue Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563128

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 542

Nursing students require a unique 'study skills' book to help them succeed in both the classroom and the clinical area. Nursing Study and Placement Learning Skills is a once-stop-shop of trustworthy and professional advice for all aspects of the pre-registration nursing course with additional insights from students, lecturer and mentors.

500 Tips for Tutors

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Author: Sally Brown,Phil Race

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292074

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book presents over 500 practical suggestions designed to help tutors establish active learning amongst their students. Divided into useful sections the tips cover the entire range of teaching and learning situations and comprise a 'start anywhere', dip-in resource suitable for both the newcomer and the old hand. Intended mainly for the university or college lecturer involved in learner-centred learning, this resource offers fresh ideas and food for thought on six broad areas of the job: getting the students going starting off, and working together the programme itself - lectures, assignments and feedback helping students to learn from resources assessment: demonstrating evidence of achievement skills for career and life in general. This lively and stimulating book will prove invaluable to lecturers, tutors, teachers, trainers and staff developers.

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

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Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281108

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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This accessible guide to writing academically is based on the author's many years of experience helping students to improve their writing and get better marks in assignments. The advice works because it uses real examples of students' work to explain what tutors look for, and shows you how to get there. New to this Third Edition: - increased coverage of plagiarism (and how to avoid it) - how to show critical reflection and judgement - turning useful notes from lectures and readings into powerful written arguments - updated material on citations and references - new examples of students' work - developing an academic 'voice'. The book is packed with practical advice on how to read widely, search for reading materials, structure your writing and use language effectively. With plenty of dos and don'ts, this is a perfect guide for students studying at all levels. Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Years and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

College Rules!

How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College

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Author: Sherrie Nist-Olejnik,Jodi Holschuh,Jodi Patrick Holschuh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607748525

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 336

View: 4419

"Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way--they look back and think, "If only I'd known this from the start!" College Rules! saves students time and trouble, revealing insider tips to achieving success from the get-go. Lesson #1- college is different from high school, and even those who were at the top of their class in high school need practical advice on how to succeed in college. This updated fourth edition features the latest information about e-learning technologies, including how to approach e-books and the virtual supports that come with traditional textbooks, how to take lecture notes on laptops and tablets, how to get the most out of online courses, how to navigate virtual study groups and professors' virtual office hours, and how to cope with online distractions. With a bonus section for alternative and adult students, College Rules! sets up every type of college student to do it right the first time."