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Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University 4ed

by Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9781473919020
Format:
Pbk 336 pages
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Do you want to do better at university?    


 


Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - 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  


• Stay cool and cope with stress  


• Pass exams with flying colours  


• Plan your career after graduation.   


 


Don't miss in this edition.. even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course. Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need. A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter.

Starter Kit
Introduction
How to learn; How to Study
Make university positive
SURVIVAL KIT
How to Survive Academic Reading
How to Make the Best Notes
How to be Creative and Visual in Your Learning
How to be analytical and critical
How to be reflective
How To Get On In Groups
How to Harness a Digital You
THE BIG ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT: CRACKING ASSESSMENT
How to Make Sense of Your Course
Probably the most important thing on writing you'll ever read
The Ten Step Approach to Better Assignments
How to reference and avoid plagiarism
THE BIG ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT: HOW TO
How to Write Great Essays
How to produce excellent reports
How to Deliver Excellent Presentations
How to Run Your Own Seminars and Workshops
How to Write a Brilliant Dissertation
How to Revise for and Pass Exams
EMPLOYABILITY KIT
PDP & HEAR
How to move on… and get that job

An outstanding handbook which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their ‘skills’ to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the ‘how to’ alongside the ‘what’ of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style. 
Tom Burns - In a previous life Tom Burns led the Hainault Action Group, setting up adventure playgrounds for young people and devising Community Events and Festivals for the local community. Tom has always been interested in theatre and the role of theatre in teaching and learning; whilst still a student at Essex University he set up and ran the first ever International Dario Fo Festival – with academic symposium, theatre workshops for students and local people – and full dramatic performances by the Fo-Rame theatre troupe of The Tiger’s Tale and The Boss’s Funeral. Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University, along with Sandra Sinfield he develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences – a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students – and their ‘Tell us the secret of your success’ project, which produced a whole range of creative prod­ucts including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, ‘The Z–A of university’.  


 


Sandra Sinfield has worked as a laboratory technician, a freelance copy writer, an Executive Editor (Medicine Digest, circulation 80,000 doctors) and in the voluntary sector, including with the Tower Hamlets Information Research and Resource Centre and with the Islington Green School Community Play written by Alan Whose Life is it Anyway? Clarke and pro­duced at Sadler’s Wells. Sandra is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University, along with Tom Burns she develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences – a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students – and their ‘Tell us the secret of your success’ project, which produced a whole range of creative prod­ucts including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, ‘The Z–A of university’.