Synopses & Reviews
The book itself covers everything university students need to know from exam revision and e-learning to work-life balance.
We would heartily recommend the book to students who are at the beginning of their studies.
Maxine Fletcher, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes
This book's crammed full of very useful topics, information and exercises that I've never seen before, especially in the section on research, which I particularly liked.
Joel, Student, Keele University
Competition for graduate jobs has never been so fierce. The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook will help you succeed from the first week of your studies through to graduation.
Covering all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course, The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook is your key to success.
This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises.
Written by a team of experts and tested on students, the advice in this book will help you to improve your grades, save time and develop the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers.
Whichever subject you are studying, this practical and concise book will help you find your individual learning style and tell you exactly what you need to know to excel as a student: Working out the best way for you to learn Doing your research Presentations Revising for exams Improving your critical thinking skills Managing your time
Covering all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course, The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook
is your key to success
This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises that will help improve your grades, save you time and hone the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers.
This practical book has help for the key areas of your student life:
- Working out the best way for you to learn
- Developing reading and writing techniques
- Doing your research
- Writing up your findings
- Presenting your work
- Joining a team project
- Fitting in work and play
- Revising for exams
- Improving your critical thinking skills
- Managing your time
- E-learning skills
And there is also an online learning centre full of advice and downloads.
To make the most of university, you need to be asking the right questions and finding the right answers. This book will lead you to both.
About the Author
Dr Sarah Moore (PhD, MBS, DBS, BA psych), is Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of Limerick in Ireland. She has chaired a national university retention network focusing on enhancing student performance in university settings. Much of her work focuses on helping both teachers and students to maximise their performance. She has published a range of journal articles and book chapters and is co-author of a major Irish textbook in the area of organisational behaviour. She has been a university lecturer for over 15 years and her research focuses on teaching and learning skills and styles, group dynamics, personality, decision-making, learning styles and writing development in higher education.Colin Neville has worked in UK further and higher education as a lecturer,course organiser and student advisor for over 20 years. He is a specialist adviser at the Learner Development Unit at the University of Bradford and a Learning Area Consultant with the national 'LearnHigher' project: a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, involving a network of 16 higher education institutions and the Higher Education Academy.
Table of Contents
How to use this book
Getting into it: becoming an active learner
Talking to the experts
Style matters: techniques to suit your own learning style
Taking it in and working it out
Research skills and orientations: first steps to good research
Getting it on paper: learning the skills of confident academic writing
Learning the rules: good grammar, accurate referencing and avoiding plagiarism
The time of your life: managing time and living life as a student
Doing it with others: Working in groups
Doing it in front of a crowd: Making presentations
Keeping it together: Looking after your health and managing stress.
Facing the future and making decisions: Planning for and focusing on the rest of your life
Maths and Numerical competency