How to Study

Practical Tips for Students

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405106931

Category: Education

Page: 264

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How to Study contains around 1,000 practical tips, taking students at college or university from their first lectures through to their final exams and beyond. The ideal companion for all students at college or university. Contains around 1,000 practical tips, taking students from their first lectures through to their final exams and beyond. Helps students to get through assessments, with suggestions about how to write essays, give presentations, prepare for and sit exams. Gives advice on how to handle the ups and downs of being a student, including managing disappointments and getting out of trouble. Helps students to get a job, with tips on creating a powerful CV, filling in job applications and succeeding at interview. All the tips are written in a jargon-free, friendly style and are illustrated with humorous cartoons.
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College Knowledge

101 Tips for the College-bound Student

Author: David Louis Schoem

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030354

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers." ---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University "College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" ---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College "College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult." ---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University "Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer." ---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student
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500 Tips for Tutors

Author: Sally Brown,Phil Race

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292074

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book presents over 500 practical suggestions designed to help tutors establish active learning amongst their students. Divided into useful sections the tips cover the entire range of teaching and learning situations and comprise a 'start anywhere', dip-in resource suitable for both the newcomer and the old hand. Intended mainly for the university or college lecturer involved in learner-centred learning, this resource offers fresh ideas and food for thought on six broad areas of the job: getting the students going starting off, and working together the programme itself - lectures, assignments and feedback helping students to learn from resources assessment: demonstrating evidence of achievement skills for career and life in general. This lively and stimulating book will prove invaluable to lecturers, tutors, teachers, trainers and staff developers.
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Studying and Learning at University

Vital Skills for Success in Your Degree

Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849206457

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Studying and Learning at University provides a concise and accessible introduction to the essential study skills for first-time undergraduates. Alan Pritchard focuses on the skills that every student will need to master to achieve success in their academic career. Practical, straight-forward advice is provided on subjects such as how to: approach learning use active reading techniques use computers and the internet to support academic study prepare for written assessment prepare and deliver presentations. This guide is essential reading for anyone new to study at undergraduate level. Students setting out on any undergraduate course will welcome the support and guideance provided here. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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500 Tips on Assessment

Author: Sally Brown,Phil Race,Brenda Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292015

Category: Education

Page: 157

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This text provides an aid to those in further and higher education concerned with making assessment fair, reliable, valid, efficient and effective. It contains advice for experienced and novice assessors.
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Doing Essays and Assignments

Essential Tips for Students

Author: Pete Greasley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966329

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7683

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Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B? Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first? Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider’s view on what tutors and professors really want when they assign essays and projects, and reveals how you can raise your game and achieve the best grades. Drawing on a survey of lecturers, and examples of real student work, this handy guide provides practical advice to help you not only understand what is expected of you, but also get ideas on how to deliver what your tutor is looking for. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at marking, find out how you can successfully craft the perfect written assignment, and discover tips and techniques on: Planning and deadlines, helping you manage your workload effectively Gaining higher marks through critically formed arguments Communicating clearly with the correct language, grammar, and expression Avoiding common marking pitfalls such as referencing and plagiarism. This new edition also reveals how to successfully navigate group work, literature reviews, and presentations to improve your grades. With valuable insight from tutors, and practical tips to apply to your work, you might just want to keep this book to yourself…!
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Preparing for College

Practical Advice for Students and Their Families

Author: John J. Rooney,John F. Reardon,Katherine Haley Will

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816073783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Offers advice on choosing a college, undergoing the application process, uncovering the financial resources to pay tuition and expenses, and adjusting to the academic and personal challenges that first-year students face.
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Your Guide to Succeed in University

Practical Advice Based on My University Experience

Author: Aly Madhavji

Publisher: Aly Madhavji

ISBN: 0992102804

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

View: 7693

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How to succeed in university or college? Every student wants to know; every student tries to discover his/her own strategies to succeed - some work, some don't. Becoming successful in university sometimes feels like trial and error - with potentially serious consequences for failures. The goal of this guide - Your Guide to Succeed in University - is to help students in university and college to become confident, well-rounded and successful in their overall education experience. This guide aims to equip you - the students - with the necessary tools for success in university and college. This guide will help students with topics such as building a solid foundation in the first few weeks, efficient techniques for studying and preparing for exams, getting involved, finding the right mentors, networking, job searching with potential employers and preparing for a successful career. ---- Do you ever wonder why most alumni or adults say, “University was the best years of my life”? Regardless of what age you start university, when you finish, you should look back and share that similar feeling. University is about learning to explore, discovering who you are and who you want to be and creating the foundation for a lifetime of successes. University is the place where I learnt to make the most of opportunities and became who I wanted to be. It made me aware that just attending university isn’t a silver bullet to success, not unless you take control. The university experience will provide endless possibilities and opportunities, but it’s up to you to take the first step. You will face a roller coaster of emotions. You’ll feel excited and scared, challenged and stimulated, but when all is said and done, YOU determine how you want to look back on this experience. Starting university can be the most sensational experience of your life, but it can also be the most overwhelming. In fact, it can be downright scary if you do not equip yourself with a plan on how to navigate through university. That is why I wrote this guide. My goal is to not only share my experience and lessons learned, but, to channel this into a helpful guide that may help you adapt rapidly and efficiently to ensure that you make the most of your higher education experience. This guide will not define success for you. You define success and you can start by creating personal goals. Take some time and think about where you want to be in a couple of years, when you graduate, and 10 years from now. You could have educational goals, career goals, salary aspirations, a list of activities to learn, family and other types of goals. Try writing these goals down and revisit them every couple months to see how you’re doing. By taking the first step of writing them down, it shows that you are committed to making these goals a reality. This guide will discuss topics ranging from what you’ll experience in your first few weeks of university, finding a mentor, networking, and post-graduation. At the end, there is a summary of the main takeaways and the top 10 themes. This guide will help you get through the tough times and excel in the good times of university to achieve your definition of success; it may even become your survival guide.
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Practical Tips for Facilitating Research

Author: Moira J. Bent

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783300175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7915

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This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service to meet the evolving needs of the research community. Interacting effectively with information is at the heart of all research, consequently information professionals have a key role to play in facilitating the development of researchers who are able to operate confidently and successfully in the information world. Grounded in current theory and informed by practitioners from around the world, this practical book offers a wide range of ideas and methods to assist library and information professionals in developing and managing their role in the research environment. Part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, the book is organised into eight sections: landscapes and models structures and strategies places and spaces library staff roles collections specific interventions in the research process or lifecycle teaching approaches information literacy skills workshops and programmes. Practical Tips for Facilitating Research will be essential reading for academic liaison librarians, research support librarians and all library and information professionals who work with research staff and students.
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Teaching, Learning and Study Skills

A Guide for Tutors

Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848600674

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1131

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'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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