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

View: 4545

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!

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.

How to Study

Suggestions for High-School and College Students

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Author: Arthur W. Kornhauser,Diane M. Enerson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226451176

Category: Education

Page: 55

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This guide to successful studying offers advice on mastering the material; learning effective mental preparation; strengthening reading, note taking, and listening skills; and improving use of study time. Simultaneous.

Doing Essays and Assignments

Essential Tips for Students

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Author: Pete Greasley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966329

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 8931

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…!

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

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!

How to Study as a Mathematics Major

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Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191637351

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Every year, thousands of students in the USA declare mathematics as their major. Many are extremely intelligent and hardworking. However, even the best will encounter challenges, because upper-level mathematics involves not only independent study and learning from lectures, but also a fundamental shift from calculation to proof. This shift is demanding but it need not be mysterious — research has revealed many insights into the mathematical thinking required, and this book translates these into practical advice for a student audience. It covers every aspect of studying as a mathematics major, from tackling abstract intellectual challenges to interacting with professors and making good use of study time. Part 1 discusses the nature of upper-level mathematics, and explains how students can adapt and extend their existing skills in order to develop good understanding. Part 2 covers study skills as these relate to mathematics, and suggests practical approaches to learning effectively while enjoying undergraduate life. As the first mathematics-specific study guide, this friendly, practical text is essential reading for any mathematics major.

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: 2212

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

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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 at University

How to be a Successful Student

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Author: David McIlroy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076194706X

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.

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: 323

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

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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.

How To Write Well: A Guide For Health And Social Care Students

A Guide for Health and Social Care Students

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Author: Keeling, June,Chapman, Hazel M,Williams, Julie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244939

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Good writing skills are essential for all students, but many students struggle to master good writing skills until later in their course. This book will help students doing health and social care subjects to better understand what good writing looks like, and how to do it themselves. The book shows students how to: *Plan pieces of writing *Execute good writing basics *Edit and refine their work *Write to a brief This essential guide includes multiple examples of good and bad writing to help students unpick the nuts and bolts of writing and writing skills. Taking an accessible approach, the authors include quotes and stories from real life students to help embolden students to tackle their writing fears - and become confident writers.

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 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: 9473

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.

The Essential Guide for Study Abroad in the United Kingdom

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Author: Holly R. Carter

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761828464

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Every year, thousands of students participate in study abroad programs located in the United Kingdom. In this book, Holly Carter provides a guide to help ease the mystery, confusion, and frustration associated with studying abroad. Designed for student use, this book contains pre-departure information, tips for students in the first two weeks, advice for studying and living in the UK, and information about returning home and readjusting.

The International Student's Guide to Studying in the United States

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Author: Holly R. Patrick

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 4651

Dazed and confused, nervous and excited, over 800,000 international students step off the plane each year and into new lives in colleges and universities all around the United States. The journey is exhilarating, but it is not always easy. International students share a number of challenges that can hinder success, including limited English language skills, culture shock, and a lack of familiarity with academic norms and expectations in the U.S. Negotiating through life in a strange new environment calls for a reliable guide – a solid source of information and tips to help international students make the transition to life in the U.S., meet expectations inside and outside the classroom, and reach their academic, social, and career goals. This guide addresses the broad range of questions international students ask about the U.S., with information on everything from what to pack for the trip to how to write papers to why networking is important for career success. Includes detailed, practical advice about culture, language, and the American university system.

Nursing Study and Placement Learning Skills

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Author: Sue Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563128

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 9952

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.

College Knowledge for the Jewish Student

101 Tips

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Author: David Schoem

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472034308

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Tips for Jewish students seeking academic success at universities