Essential Study Skills: The Complete Guide to Success at University / Edition 1

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Essential Study Skills is designed to be the complete practical guide to academic success covering everything from what it means to be a university student to how to succeed in exams.

'The effect on our students was like star dust!' Anne Schofield, Ruskin College, Oxford, commenting on the authors' teaching

Whether you are nervous and worried about studying - or someone who is already reasonably happy with their study techniques - this book is designed to develop your potential and build your self-confidence as it takes you through all the stages of producing high quality academic work.

Essential Study Skills includes information, activities, advice and step-by-step guidelines on: people to see and places to go at college or university; organization and time management; learning and studying; targeted research and active reading; memory and learning style; revision and exam techniques; active, creative and reflective learning; successful notemaking strategies; ways of overcoming fear and building self-confidence; assessment procedures; successful communication techniques; and, the what, why and how of essays, reports, presentations, seminars and exams.

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Editorial Reviews

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'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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761949589
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/16/2003
  • Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Learn and Study How to Organize Yourself for Study How to Research and Read Academically How to Use the Overview How to Pass Exams How to Learn Creatively How to Build Your Confidence How to Succeed in Group Work How to Prepare Better Assignments How to Be Reflective - Review, Review, Review!

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