Successful Study for Degrees

Author: Rob Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134336039
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

How to Get a First

Author: Thomas Dixon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415317337
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This concise, no-nonsense guidebook de-mystifies first-class degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences by explaining how to develop excellent reading, thinking and writing skills.

Success with Mathematics

Author: Heather Cooke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415298612
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an aid to bridging the gap between school- and university-level mathematics. It offers clear, practical guidance on such key issues as: getting ready; ways of studying; using calculators; mathematics communication; studying with technology; and doing assignments.

Brain Train

Author: Dr Richard Palmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113582195X
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new edition of a highly successful study skills books. The style and approach is particularly suited to current student needs as the author stresses the importance of adopting a positive response to study. The lively and enthusiastic tone, and the practical advice on everything from planning revision to designing CVs gives this book enormous appeal to all, from A-level to mature students.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Author: Dorothy Bedford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415525896
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

The Research Companion

Author: Petra M. Boynton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135425752
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Social science research has traditionally focused on the historical study of research methods, frequently overlooking the practical skills needed to undertake a research project. The Research Companion recognises this need for instruction in the practice of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve the standards. The whole research process is covered in detail, from setting up a study through to presenting findings, with sections on all the basic tasks central to any research project, including: planning research researcher and participant safety monitoring research in progress research ethics. The structure of the book means it is useful for researchers at all levels of experience. The numerous examples and case histories make it ideal for students just beginning their first research project, whilst the breadth of coverage and wealth of practical tips will also be highly relevant to experienced researchers. This book is invaluable to all students of the social sciences, whatever their level of experience, and should be instrumental in raising the general level of research competence, making research more accurate, ethical and productive. A website - http://www.psypress.com/boynton - which includes a users' message board and other supplementary materials accompanies this book.

Speaking for Yourself

Author: Robert Barrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134182597
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Your Research Project

Author: Andy Hunt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415344081
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book guides the student through the transition from passive learner to active researcher. Covering everything from choosing and refining a research topic to writing the actual report, the book shows students how to manage their workload, and how to approach the viva. Key areas covered include: personal time management aims and objectives working towards success common problems the final report and publishing your results the viva voce examination. It is ideal for all final year undergraduates and students on Masters degrees, and contains useful information for course supervisors and tutors to pass on to the students who approach them for advice.

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills

Author: Ms Rosie Bingham
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409450570
Format: PDF
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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.

Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management

Author: Edward M. Mone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317235282
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is a practical guide for managers to increase and support employee engagement through stronger performance management tools and techniques. In this second edition, Edward Mone and Manuel London incorporate new developments in the field, including discussion of issues about the value of challenging goals, annual formal appraisals, forced ranking, and ways to give constructive feedback. The authors expand the traditional notion of performance management to include building trust, creating conditions of empowerment, managing team learning, and maintaining ongoing straightforward communications about performance, all of which are critical to employee engagement. Case studies offer concrete examples, and checklists and surveys supply managers with ways to assess employee engagement as well as directions for increasing engagement. An up-to-date, straightforward guide, this book is appropriate for graduate students in Employee Engagement, Human Resources, and Management Studies, as well as scholars and practitioners in those fields.