Study

Author: Robert Barrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134491018
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether entering higher education straight from school, or returning to study later in life, students need to develop effective study skills to get the most out of a course. Whatever the subject, this book will help to achieve the aims of the student by offering practical advice and useful techniques for successful study. These skills are not always taught as part of courses because of time restriction, but with an increased performance emphasis for lecturers they are vital to the success of the course. In addition to this with more and more people returning to education and undergoing Continuing Professional Development the audience for this book is growing rapidly. The book covers three main areas: * accepting responsibility for learning: personal well-being, avoiding stress and organising time * student centred learning: developing the ability to learn and communicate through thinking, listening, observing, writing and talking * revision and examination techniques: approaching examinations with confidence. With additional help of choosing the right course and a new section on computer skills, Study! will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any student.

Essential Study Skills

Author: Tom Burns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949589
Format: PDF
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The second edition of this bestselling book is publishing in April! 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

The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment

Author: Donald H. Saklofske
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199796351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Psychological assessment has always paralleled the growth of psychology and its specialties, and it is not an overstatement to say that measurement and assessment are the cornerstones of psychology, providing the tools and techniques for gathering information to inform our understanding of human behavior. However, the continued growth and new developments in the assessment literature requires an ongoing examination of the principles and practices of central importance to psychological assessment. The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment covers all areas of child and adolescent assessment. Leaders in the field summarize and synthesize state-of-the-science assessment theories, techniques, and applications. Placing an emphasis on clinical and psychoeducational assessment issues, chapters explore issues related to the foundations, models, special topics, and practice of psychological assessment. Appropriate as a desk reference or a cover-to-cover read, this comprehensive volume surveys fundamental principles of child assessment, including ability, achievement, behavior, and personality; covers the role of theory and measurement in psychological assessment; and presents new methods and data.

How to Study

Author: Arthur W. Kornhauser
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022609913X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete guide for successful studying, How to Study is concise, practical, time-tested, and free of gimmicks. Designed originally for freshmen at the University of Chicago, this smart book has helped generations of students throughout the country improve their skills in learning quickly and effectively. It offers a no-nonsense plan of action filled with techniques, strategies, exercises, and advice for: *Mastering rather than just memorizing material *Learning the secrets of mental preparation before tackling difficult assignments or exams *Strengthening skills for better reading, note taking, and listening *Improving use of time in the classroom, the library, and at home It offers a wealth of advice, from the commonsensical ("Never begin study immediately after eating" and "Check every tendency to daydream") to the more psychological ("Use your knowledge by thinking, talking, and writing about the things you are learning"). Thoroughly revised and updated, this powerful little book can help any motivated and capable student work smarter, not just harder, from high school through college. When he wrote How to Study Arthur W. Kornhauser (1896-1990) was associate professor of business psychology at the University of Chicago.

Passing Exams For Dummies

Author: Patrick Sherratt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118348575
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Created especially for the Australian customer! Release your potential and get better exam results with this essential guide Do you panic at the thought of exams? Do you think you're just not the academic type? No matter how old you are, exams can be stressful -- but they don't need to be. This essential guide provides expert tips on how to change your mindset, improve how you learn and revise, control your anxiety and get good marks -- whether you're studying at school, college or university, or to advance your career. Change the way you think about yourself and exams -- become an A-grade student by finding out what motivates you and how you learn best Explore the power of relaxation -- make your brain more receptive to incoming information and cope with exam pressure and anxiety Review and rewrite your notes -- improve your reading style and condense your notes using visual mapping techniques Use basic and advanced mnemonics to improve your memory -- map your notes; use rhymes, music and flash cards; and learn association techniques using memory pegs Rehearse exam recall and performance -- use visualisation to mentally and physically rehearse passing your exams

Revision Cognitive and Instructional Processes

Author: Linda Allal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400710488
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Revision Revisited LINDA ALLAL* & LUCILE CHANQUOY** *University ofGeneva, SWitzerland, **UniversityofNantes, France Revision is a fundamental component of the writing process. So fundamental that for some specialists writing is largely a matter of revising, or as Murray (1978) stated, "Writing is rewriting..." (p. 85). Experience with writing does not, however, automatically translate into increased skill in revision. Learning to revise is a lengthy, complex endeavor. Beginning writers do little revision spontaneously and even experienced writers encounter difficulties in attempting to improve the quality of their texts (Fitzgerald, 1987). Although revision has been extensively dealt with in the writing and learning-to write literature, this book proposes to "revisit" theory and research in this area through a series of new contributions. The introduction begins with an overview of what revision encompasses. It then examines two parallel interrogations that under lie the chapters assembled here, namely: (1) What are the implications of research on cognitive processes for instruction in revision? (2) What are the questions raised by instructional research for the investigation of cognitive processes of revision? A final section presents the chapters of this book.

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills

Author: Sue Drew
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566092336
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Skills in learning and studying are vital to ensure success in higher education study, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, in university, college or in the workplace. Skills are needed in reflection, analysis, communication and recording information to produce good work, to engage effectively in a group, to carry out a project or perform well in exams; personal skills are needed to handle time and pressure and to relate to others on a course or in the workplace. This new guide builds on the hugely successful materials the authors have developed over the last 15 years. Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment, the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.

Assessment in Higher Education

Author: John Heywood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853028311
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines not only the assessment of student learning but the assessment of institutions, the programmes they offer, and the teaching they provide. It describes in detail the significant developments that have taken place over the last decade in the field, and clarifies the different meanings of the term assessment that are now in use.