Successful Study for Degrees

Author: Rob Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134336039
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a practical guide to studying more effectively at first and higher degree levels. Primarily for students looking for more than just a basic study skills book, it blends practical ideas with sound principles to offer a readily accessible, handy guide. This third edition includes a new chapter on distance learning and updated chapters about online and computer-based learning, in addition to essential advice on: personal survival in the university setting developing a good learning attitude using ebooks, online searcher and electronic media time management, deadlines and task management essay technique and writing your dissertation small-group and seminar study. Packed with useful information and guidance, this is an indispensable read for any student in higher education.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Author: Dorothy Bedford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415525896
Format: PDF, Docs
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Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is a much needed resource for anyone thinking about or currently studying at foundation degree level. If you are unsure whether you have the academic skills to handle it, this book will prepare and guide you, in a clear accessible way, through the broad range of study-related issues you may encounter. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any foundation degree course, you will soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge that comes your way. This new edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on effective academic writing for other types of assignments such as reports, project work, diary entries, seminar papers and reviews and e-learning. Highly accessible with a wide range of activities and useful tips to help you through the course of your studies, this new edition covers all the essential skills you will need including: • How to take good notes and read effectively • Developing successful academic writing • Research skills • E-learning • Producing a professional development portfolio • Presentation techniques • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism Also offering help with managing your time, boosting your morale and keeping motivated, this essential text will be an invaluable resource for Foundation Degree students that want to get the most out of their course as well as mature students and those with limited or no experience of academic study.

Success with Mathematics

Author: Heather Cooke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134426542
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many students find the leap between school and university level mathematics to be significantly greater than they expected. Success with Mathematics has been devised and written especially in order to help students bridge that gap. It offers clear, practical guidance from experienced teachers of mathematics in higher education on such key issues as: * getting started * ways of studying * assessment * mathematical communication * learning by doing * using ICT * using calculators * what next. After reading this book, students will find themselves better prepared for the change in pace, rigour and abstraction they encounter in degree level mathematics. They will also find themselves able to broaden their learning strategies and improve their self-directed study skills. This book is essential reading for anyone following, or about to undertake, a degree in mathematics, or other degree courses with mathematical content.

How to Get a First

Author: Thomas Dixon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415317337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this informative guide, Thomas Dixon argues that you do not have to be a genius to get a first at university. He sets out to de-mystify first-class degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences, clearly articulating the difference between the excellent and the merely competent in undergraduate work. This concise, no-nonsense guidebook will give prospective and current students advice on teaching and learning styles that prevail in university and on how to manage their two most important resources - their time and their lecturers. In an accessible and entertaining style, the author looks at subjects such as: making the transition from school to university developing transferable skills making use of lectures and seminars using libraries and the Internet note-taking, essays, seminars and presentations common mistakes to avoid writing with clarity and style revision and examinations. Illustrated with many examples from a range of academic disciplines, How to Get a First is an all-purpose guide to success in academic life. Visit the companion website www.getafirst.com

Successful Study

Author: Christine Ritchie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317912535
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Successful Study is an essential guide for students embarking upon an education related Foundation Degree without previous study experience. The world of study at university can be a daunting and bewildering place for new students unfamiliar with the academic processes such as writing essays and presenting portfolios. This book offers clear and straight-forward explanations of how to prepare for study, how to work at higher education level and how to tackle assignments. Covering all aspects of educational study, and based on the experiences of real education professionals, this new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear links to work-based practices throughout Advice for students with disability Guidance on using e-resources Tips for managing your learning and increasing motivation How to think critically Reflective practice With case studies, tasks and opportunities for reflection, this accessible book has been specifically designed for those on Teaching Assistant, Early Years or related Foundation Degrees and will be an essential resource for those wanting to find the answers to study questions quickly and easily.

Studying for Success

Author: Richard Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134304048
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This lively and stimulating book offers an enlightening new approach to effective study. Without minimising the importance of good organisation and hard work, the author stresses throughout that study must and can be fun. Delivered with characteristic humour and wisdom, Richard Palmer updates and reinvigorates a classic, best-selling book with new sections on computers and the internet, as well as chapters covering important areas such as: memory and review essay planning and writing note-taking time management using resources exam techniques and preparation. This is an inspiring, essential read for all students studying for A Levels and undergraduate degrees who want to find the key to achieving success both in coursework and exams.

Speaking for Yourself

Author: Robert Barrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134182597
Format: PDF, Docs
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As a student, and in any profession based on your studies, you need good oral communication skills. It is therefore extremely important to develop your ability to converse, to discuss, to argue persuasively, and to speak in public. Speaking for Yourself provides clear, straightforward advice that will help you: be a good listener express yourself clearly and persuasively contribute effectively to discussions prepare talks or presentations prepare effective visual aids deliver effective presentations perform well in interviews. In short, it will help you to express your thoughts clearly and persuasively – helping to achieve your short and medium-term goals as a student and your career goals.

Using Research Instruments

Author: Peter Birmingham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134483457
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Clear, accessible and practical, this guide introduces the first-time researcher to the various instruments used in social research. It assesses a broad range of research instruments - from the well-established to the innovative - enabling readers to decide which are particularly well suited to their research. The book covers: questionnaires interviews content analysis focus groups observation researching the things people say and do. This book is particularly suitable for work-based and undergraduate researchers in education, social policy and social work, nursing and business administration. It draws numerous examples from actual research projects, which readers can adapt for their own purposes. Written in a fresh and jargon-free style, the book assumes no prior knowledge and is firmly rooted in the authors' own extensive research experience. Using Research Instruments is the ideal companion volume to The Researcher's Toolkit. Together they offer a superb practical introduction to conducting a social research project.

Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Peter Woods
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134254903
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It is always difficult to know how to write up research, and as academics and postgraduates alike come under increasing pressure to improve rates of publication a text like this one is essential reading for all researchers. The book discusses all aspects of translating research into writing, including: * getting started and keeping going * putting into words what you want to say * ways of organizing your work * coping with problems, blockages and sustaining morale *style and format *editing your writing *writing alone and writing in a team *approaching problems and getting published. This book will be of use to students, researchers and writers concerned with getting their research written and having it published.

Study Skills for Sports Studies

Author: Tara Magdalinski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136289127
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Starting university can be a daunting prospect, as students come to grips with new ways of working, learning and thinking. Studying sport at university poses particular challenges, with students often engaged in playing or coaching sport alongside their studies and having unconventional working patterns. Study Skills for Sport Studies is the only complete guide to degree-level study to be written specifically for students on sport-related courses, outlining the core academic competencies needed to succeed at university. The textbook offers tips and techniques for all aspects of higher education, including time management, critical thinking, academic research and writing, e-learning, presentations, group work and exams. The practical processes are supported by sports-related examples, and each chapter ends with useful exercises to test your skills as well as reflect on your prior learning experiences. Designed as either a self-paced text or a companion to an introductory class, Study Skills for Sports Studies demystifies the academic skills needed to succeed and helps you make the most of your time at university.