University Life

Making it Work for You


Author: Lauren Lucien

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230392334

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 3815

'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: 9933

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.

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills

A Guide for Tutors


Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900690

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 7241

'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!

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: 1460

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.

Big Data

The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight


Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger,Kenneth Cukier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848547935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5107

New and expanded edition. An International Bestseller - Over One Million Copies Sold! Shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

Making Learning Happen

A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education


Author: Phil Race

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905591

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9004

'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: 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

A Student's Guide to Presentations

Making your Presentation Count


Author: Barbara Chivers,Michael Shoolbred

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849202206

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9687

Are you daunted by the prospect of doing a presentation or just keen to improve your presentation skills? This book gives you a detailed guide to the preparation and delivery of both individual and group presentations. It takes you through all the practical stages necessary to complete a presentation and obtain excellent marks. Key features include: Real life examples illustrating effective presentation techniques Helpful tips and illustrations throughout A 10 step guide to preparing your presentation Tips on using PowerPoint effectively A companion website complete with a student resource centre. Written in a clear and accessible style this book is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have to conduct graded presentations. Visit the companion website at for free online support resources. 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!


The Essential Guide


Author: Tim May,Beth Perry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987741

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 9831

Reflexivity – the critical examination of how we see the world – is integral to good research practice. From this state-of-the-art, accessible tour of its history and contemporary relevance, readers will learn of its importance to social research and to society generally. The text introduces a host of influential thinkers and their key ideas on reflexivity, and incorporates examples from a range of disciplines and research settings. Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience of real research settings, this book: Pinpoints the importance of reflexivity in social research Demonstrates its relevance to everyday life Firmly locates the concept in the history of ideas Explores key questions about the bases of knowledge and understanding Presents key thinkers, concepts and issues in easy-to-understand learning boxes The result is a book that provides students and researchers in the social sciences with the knowledge and understanding necessary not only to examine the role of reflexivity in contemporary life, but to apply it in their own research practice.

Life's Too Short

Top tips and insider cheats for the modern girl


Author: Grace Saunders

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755361849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

View: 3628

Bills, boyfriends, Bikram yoga... nobody said life was easy. But you can make it a whole lot less stressful with this ingenious guide to modern life. In LIFE'S TOO SHORT, Grace Saunders shares her shortcuts to success at work, at home and at play, along with terrific tips from those in the know. Whether you're a single lady, a committed career woman or a mega-busy mum, this book should be your bible. Need a quick fix for... How to plan a wedding without becoming Bridezilla. How to find jeans that don't give you a massive muffin-top. How to move house without having a nervous breakdown. How to ease that agonising shoe spending guilt? Sit back and relax. LIFE'S TOO SHORT is just what you've been looking for.

Internet Marketing

Strategy, Implementation and Practice


Author: Dave Chaffey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273694052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

View: 2891

A comprehensive guide to the strategy, implementation and practice of Internet Marketing.

Amazon River Brazil Traveling Safely, Economically and Ecologically


Author: Mynor Schult

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781466459700

Category: Travel

Page: 148

View: 6561

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:

The Nation


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 9681

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: 2721

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 - 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.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential


Author: David Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119977630

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 5735

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.

Getting Ready for College


Author: Polly Berent

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780812968965

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 1579

Explains how to prepare for college, answering questions about credit cards, prescriptions, fraternities and sororities, homesickness, academics, and laundry.

The Joy of Plumbing


Author: Hattie Hasan

Publisher: Ecademy Press

ISBN: 1907722092

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 1532

Written for women wanting to take control of their lives, this resource will guide them into making their dreams a reality.