Teaching, Learning and Study Skills

A Guide for Tutors


Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900690

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 3542

'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. 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!

University Life

Making it Work for You


Author: Lauren Lucien

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230392334

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 795

'Hello and welcome to the start of your university life. I'm Lauren and I wrote this book as a student. Now that uni is more expensive than ever it's essential to have a guide that'll help you through sticky situations, learn how to study well and have fun at the same time - because I think we should be getting the most we can for our money. Hope you enjoy reading it and starting your new life as a student!' Lauren Lucien Creative Writing with English Literature graduate, Kingston University, UK Make university life work for you with the most up-to-date guide to student life. Do you want to know: • what it is really like when you start uni and what you should take with you • how to successfully tackle assignments and manage exams • what to eat, the best way to budget your money, and how to keep yourself healthy • how to make the most out of your time in higher education With masses of tips and inside stories from fellow students, you'll get first-hand, genuine information on what being a student is really like.

Admission Matters

What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College


Author: Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118634543

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 9920

Third edition of the go-to reference to college admission Getting into college has never been more complicated or competitive. Parents and students need expert guidance to navigate the maze of college admissions. This thoroughly updated edition of Admission Matters is the best source, covering the whole process for any applicant. The authors offer great practical advice for selecting the right school, writing effective essays, navigating financial aid, and much more. No matter what type of school a college-bound student may select, Admission Matters will give them the edge they need. Offers an essential resource for understanding the admission process for all students applying to college Addresses the most recent changes to the college application process New sections include information for international students, transfer students, and students with learning disabilities, as well as expanded advice for athletes, artists, and homeschoolers This is an essential handbook for any family facing the college admission process.

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

Beyond Tomorrow


Author: Mary Jordan,Judy Carole Kauffmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700669X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 6361

The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and through the weeks and months that follow. The authors address not only the emotional and spiritual aspects of bereavement, but also important and often overlooked practical considerations such as dealing with wills and other paperwork, disposing of personal possessions, making arrangements for funerals and memorial services, coping with the anniversaries of a death and resolving family conflict. Drawing on many real examples, they offer compassionate, realistic advice on dealing with guilt and other negative emotions, as well as helpful guidance on how and when to break the news of a death to others, including to children, people with learning disabilities and people with dementia. This will be an invaluable guide for anyone who has experienced, or who is facing, a bereavement. It will also be of interest to professionals involved in supporting those who are bereaved, both as a source of helpful information and as a resource to recommend to clients.

Making Learning Happen

A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education


Author: Phil Race

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905591

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3879

'Refreshing, original and full of pragmatic, evidence-based advice... In my opinion this is the best book on learning and teaching available to teachers in H.E. and F.E. today. The environment has changed so quickly over recent years and Phil Race has not only kept abreast of the changes; he is way ahead.' - Professor Ruth Pickford, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Leeds Metropolitan University In the age of digital communication, online learning and MOOCS, Higher Education Institutions need to be able to offer even more to their students. Centred around Phil Race's well-known 'ripples on a pond' model, this accessible discussion of post-compulsory education identifies the fundamental factors underpinning successful learning and clearly shows you how to help students learn effectively. Updates to this third edition include: practical ‘tips for students’ to help you engage your group discussion of four literacies students need comparative discussion of different forms of assessment increased coverage of peer observation and evidence-based practice advice on making lectures unmissable online resources including printable checklists for use in class link to a video interview with the author This book is a valuable tool for lecturers and tutors in universities and colleges, post-16 teachers in secondary education, and educational managers. It also provides a useful resource for postgraduate students on higher and further education courses and staff development courses. Phil Race gives keynotes on assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and runs interactive training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organizations throughout the UK and abroad. The author's websites can be found at: http://phil-race.co.uk Accompanying videos are also available: Phil Race talks about Making Learning Happen A Q&A with Phil Race, author of Making Learning Happen Phil Race’s 5 top tips for Making Learning Happen

The Qualitative Dissertation

A Guide for Students and Faculty


Author: Maria Piantanida,Noreen B. Garman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780803966895

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 9754

In this comprehensive look at the entire qualitative dissertation process, the authors describe each step involved in crafting a qualitative study, and provide helpful advice on getting through the rough spots and pressure points involved.

The Nation


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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A Student's Guide to the Seashore


Author: J. D. Fish,S. Fish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521468190

Category: Nature

Page: 564

View: 9594

Students and naturalists are not only interested in which species live on the seashore but also about their biology. A Student's Guide to the Seashore is a unique, concise, illustrated guide to both the biology and the identification of over 600 common and widespread shore animals and plants. This new edition, for the first time, includes simple keys to allow accurate identification, and the author's line drawings beautifully illustrate each species. Together with concise summaries of diagnostic features, and notes on biology, this is the first comprehensive guide to the seashore giving a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore.

The Athenaeum


Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Essential Study Skills

The Complete Guide to Success at University


Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1446200019

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 3628

Watch Tom Burns introduce his book Essential Study Skills - Second Edition Watch Sandra Sinfield discuss one of her favourite chapters - how to make the best notes Praise for the first edition: "The effect on our students was like star dust!" Anne Schofield, Ruskin College, Oxford Student feedback from Study Skills sessions at London Metropolitan University: "Why didn't they tell us this before? ... This is the best bit of learning I've ever done!" "At school I was told to go away and get a job in a shop ... Since doing Study Skills I'm getting 'A's' for my assignments!" "I was het-up, frightened ... I just wanted to run away and hide ... Oh I love it now!" "When I first got here I kept thinking I would be found out ... I know I can do it now" "I never enjoyed school, not at all ... Everything's different now - it's great!" "When I first got here I thought they were all looking at me and thinking 'What's that old woman doing here?' ... It's my university now!" The eagerly-awaited new edition continues to provide a truly practical guide to achieving success at university. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, this is the book that will help you better understand how you learn, gain a clear idea of your strengths and areas for development, organise yourself for study, write and research academically, pass exams, and cope with stress at university. Now completely revised and restructured, the authors use their twenty-five years of hands-on experience with students in university to provide genuinely useful advice. Key features of the new edition: - 12 new chapters for coverage of everything you need to know including: computer skills, becoming a confident writer, note-taking, how to build your memory, and the new Personal Development Plan. - Packed with handy tips, real-life examples and useful activities. - A brand new companion website with extensive material to support you in your quest for academic success - http://www.uk.sagepub.com/burnsandsinfield/ With its easy-to-use dip in, dip out structure, helpful features, and lively and engaging writing style, you will find Essential Study Skills an essential companion to the challenges of studying at university. Tom Burns is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University Sandra Sinfield is Academic Leader in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University.

Amazon River Brazil Traveling Safely, Economically and Ecologically


Author: Mynor Schult

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781466459700

Category: Travel

Page: 148

View: 7756

Traveling the Amazon River in Brazil is the dream of millions of people from around the world and this eco-book shows you how to accomplish this historic journey and make the trip safely, easier and more affordable than you could ever imagine. Right now, you can conveniently catch a flight from anywhere in the world and spend a couple of days in the Amazon rainforest. On the other hand, you could make a longer journey, as I did, from the beginning of the river in Peru, through Colombia, to its end at the beautiful beaches of Brazil's Atlantic coast. Throughout this journey, you will learn that Brazil and the Amazon is full of brilliant and magical moments and together we will discover: The secret, step by step, to enjoying the most beautiful river in the world according to time, budget, and favorite activities How to save hundreds of dollars on airline & boat tickets to have a fantastic holiday How to maximize your time on the river or the jungle. Do more with less! Exotic safe tours off the beaten track to beautiful little-visited, but safe remote communities. Places to go surfing, golfing, play tennis, or go fishing How you can help conserve the environment and why you should support indigenous communitiesToday the Amazon is for everyone. It is for infants and children, traveling with their parents. It is for college students, traveling alone. It is for grandparents, looking for one last adventure. It is for anyone who dreams to travel to exotic places. Before it is too late, because of global warming and excessive deforestation, everyone should travel the Amazon River and experience the beauty and serenity that unfortunately are rapidly disappearing, due to ignorance and greed. The Amazon is for you.Moreover, the only adventurous spirit required is the same one that you need to visit a national park in the U.S., Australia, Costa Rica, or Europe. Today, right now, you can experience one of the world greatest journeys down the mystic and mighty Amazon River. Whether your style of traveling is relaxed or full of activities and adventures, this eco-guide will help you explore the Amazon River in Brazil the fun and easy way. This eco-book from Mynor Schult will be the only tour guide you will need on this incredible and unforgettable journey.*** Part of the proceeds of this book are donated to Amazon's communities ***"Every little bit of rain forest that gets ripped out over there... really hurts us over here." Harrison Ford (USA) Movie star of Indiana Jones and Air Force One"Charming testimony and a guide to the transformative power of nature available to all and worthy of being cared for by all. ¨Viviana Fernandez; Anchor/Producer at CNN News "Each of us must take a greater personal responsibility for this deteriorating global environment" Al Gore,(USA) Nobel Peace Prize & Vice-President "Earth in the Balance" ESPECTACULAR! CONGRATULATIONS! Today, I managed to read more than 40 pages of this very readable and informative book. It has aroused my interest to go back to the Amazon, and I will use this book for my future journey from Coca to Belem." Mario Cifuentes, (Colombia) Owner of Hotel Hacienda El Eden, Cali, Colombia. (Frequent traveler to the Amazon River) "I want to thank you for making my Amazon trip so easy. I saved hundreds of pounds that allowed me to see so much more of the river. THANK YOU!!! Jennifer Glazer (England)Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!!! What else would I say... thanks for such great and accurate information. What a great book. Denis Vazquez, Panama Reporter for DoVa News, PanamaFor the latest testimonials on books, tours and other products from Mynor Schult and the Amazon rainforest visit: www.AmazonRiverExpert.com

Learning How to Learn

How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens


Author: Barbara Oakley, PhD,Terrence Sejnowski, PhD,Alistair McConville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052550446X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 7783

A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book A Mind for Numbers A Mind for Numbers and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled with. Fans often wish they'd discovered these learning strategies earlier and ask how they can help their kids master these skills as well. Now in this new book for kids and teens, the authors reveal how to make the most of time spent studying. We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come naturally to us at first--the secret is to understand how the brain works so we can unlock its power. This book explains: * Why sometimes letting your mind wander is an important part of the learning process * How to avoid "rut think" in order to think outside the box * Why having a poor memory can be a good thing * The value of metaphors in developing understanding * A simple, yet powerful, way to stop procrastinating Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning easy and fun.

The Virgin Guide to British Universities 2012


Author: Piers Dudgeon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 075354640X

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 8329

The Virgin 2012 Guide to British Universities is the only university guide to offer a uniquely students' eye view of what it's like to study at a particular university. As well as hard facts and practical information on every UK university - such as official ratings for teaching, statistics on where graduates end up and employment prospects by subject - the guide is also packed with useful information such as what the social scene is like, how much living costs are likely to be and what the student profile at a particular university is really like. With a comprehensive entry on every UK university, The Virgin Guide to British Universities contains all the information and advice potential undergraduates will need to choose the best university for them.