Successful Study for Degrees

Author: Rob Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134336039
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 1136757546
Format: PDF, Docs
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Returning to study but unsure whether you’ve got the skills to cope? Study Skills for Foundation Degrees will prepare and guide you through the broad range of study-related issues you can expect to encounter in a clear and accessible manner. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any FD course, you’ll soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge thrown your way! Key features include: data collection and presentation how to take good notes and read effectively developing oral presentation skills and effective writing techniques how to produce bibliographies, quotations and citations maintaining a work-life balance producing a professional development portfolio progressing to an honors degree and producing a winning CV. Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is designed for mature students and those returning to an academic environment after a long absence, but it will also be useful to a wide range of motivated foundation degree students aiming to improve their confidence and study technique.

Study Skills for Psychology Students

Author: Sylvie Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444165550
Format: PDF, Mobi
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""The problem with the first year was I didn't know what I didn't know, and even when I thought there was something I was supposed to know I didn't know what to do about it."" This quote from a perplexed undergraduate student illustrates the plight of many first-years who feel overwhelmed by the demands made on them at university, combined with the expectation of lecturers and tutors that they will already know how to study independently. 'Study Skills for Psychology Students' is a light-hearted yet comprehensive guide to studying psychology at university. Covering topics such as using the library and other resources, making effective notes in lectures and successful revision skills, the authors provide a practical guide to help the new student get the most out of their psychology course. Finally, in addition to the generic information needed by all students embarking on a degree course, 'Study Skills for Psychology Students' includes psychology specific material on Ethics, Professional Data Acquisition and Interviewing Skills.

The Essential Guide to English Studies

Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441107096
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Focusing on what it means to study English in higher education, this book guides students through key aspects of English Studies including major topics and approaches, subject-specific study skills and assessment, including seminar presentations, assignments, and exams. Peter Childs offers down-to-earth practical guidance on developing the skills needed to succeed and includes coverage of literature, language and creative writing. This is an essential introduction to English Studies for students beginning their studies at university or college and anyone considering taking a degree in English.

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.

Successful Study

Author: Christine Ritchie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317912535
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

How To Get A Good Degree

Author: Race, Phil
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033522265X
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can I ensure my hard work pays off? How should I integrate new technologies into my study habits? How can I study strategically and avoid going off at a tangent? Are you motivated to succeed at university but unsure how to achieve your full potential? This book will help to unlock the secrets to getting a good degree and all the benefits that can come from it. A strong degree opens up career choices and enhances earning potential. The world is your oyster! More than anything else, a good degree brings freedom to choose, to change direction, and to follow up exciting options. Whether you go on to further study or not, people will still look at whether your first degree was a good one. Based on student suggestions, the author has thoroughly revised the structure and content of the book to address key issues such as: Best use of time Developing effective study habits Finding the best learning resources How and when to use different writing styles Feedback (and how to get extra help) The use of electronic sources Virtual learning environments Avoiding plagiarism Dealing with personal problems (and where to seek advice) If you are an undergraduate, this book will help you to reap the rewards for the time and investment you expend while studying for your degree.

Geography at University

Author: Gordon Clark
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761940265
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`An essential easy-to-use guide to geography... unique in providing not only advice but also activity based guidance to both potential and current geography undergraduates... an all encompassing text which offers a fresh and original outlook on geography at degree level' Lorraine Craig, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers)

Studying for Success

Author: Richard Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134304048
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Beginning Research

Author: Michelle Lowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134129955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Researchers in education are interested in the study of learners, teachers, professional support staff, parents and other participants in schools and other educational institutions. To be effective, research needs to be carried out in a systematic way and should contribute to what is known. If you are interested in education research and want to learn how to become an effective researcher, then this step-by-step guide is for you. For many students the first research project is the most daunting but this book will help ensure its success. Beginning Research is a practical toolkit of resources that will enable students to plan, conduct and follow up research effectively. It contains information on the range of methods available to researchers and introduces some of the key concepts associated with education research and the theoretical background against which it currently takes place. Designed for anyone working in an education setting, by reading through each chapter and completing the associated tasks you will be able to work through each stage of the research process. This book is essential reading for students on all education courses who are engaging in research for the first time. It is particularly suitable for foundation degree students, as it acknowledges the constraints placed upon researchers who are also working and offers practical advice for managing the demands of employment, study and carrying out research.