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Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University

Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University

by Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield
     
 

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The eagerly-awaited new edition of the successful Essential Study Skills 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 to better understand how

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The eagerly-awaited new edition of the successful Essential Study Skills 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 to 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, in this book Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield 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 a student needs 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 students in their quest for academic success.

With its easy-to-use dip in, dip out structure, helpful features, and lively and engaging writing style, students will find Essential Study Skills an essential companion in helping them to meet the challenges of studying at university.

Tom Burns is a Visiting Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University. Sandra Sinfield is Academic Leader in Learning Development at the London Metropolitan University.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This book will help any student gain confidence in their ability to write and argue effectively when completing work for submission'
- Karen Sneddon, Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University

'A well written and superbly structured book. I found this book to be extremely useful for both students and teachers alike. There are some excellent tips and activities in addition to extenstive support material. A book that you can dip in and out of at your leisure'
- Mrs Ruth Baxter, Education , Blackburn College

An excellent resource for both lecturers and students
- Mr David Ellicott, Gyuidance, Youth Studies & Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University

'A great book to keep close to you while you develop during your degree. You’re not expected to be perfect after years of practice, let alone after a single term in your fresher year. This book helps you to understand that, yet at the same time helps you strive to bring out your best at all times'
-The University Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446203248
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/05/2012
Series:
SAGE Study Skills Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

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 Learn Higher 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 Learn Higher 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’.

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