Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information – and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you now don’t need to feel alone!
With Study Skills For Dummies, you'll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time – and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past.
Discover how to excel at:
- Note-taking, speed-reading and essay-writing
- Improving your memory, critical thinking and analysis
- Using the internet to supplement study
- Exam skills and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities
About the Author
Doreen du Boulay is a learning advisor and former student tutor in Study Skills Support at Sussex University. She has also worked as a teacher, essay examiner and MA dissertation marker.
Table of Contents
Part I: Study Skills Basics.
Chapter 1: Planning for Success.
Chapter 2: Tutors and Student Support.
Chapter 3: Becoming a Critical Thinker.
Chapter 4: Embracing ICT Skills.
Part II: Becoming an Active Learner.
Chapter 5: Learning Actively in Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials.
Chapter 6: Grappling with Group Work: Workshops, Seminars and Presentations.
Chapter 7: Taking Notes During Lectures.
Chapter 8: Making Use of Feedback.
Part III: Gathering Your Evidence.
Chapter 9: Research Methods and Tools.
Chapter 10: Finding Answers: Reading and Research.
Chapter 11: Taking Notes for Your Purposes: Not the Book's.
Chapter 12: Using the Internet as a Research Tool.
Chapter 13: Tackling the Building Blocks: Numbers and Figures.
Part IV: Getting It Down on Paper.
Chapter 14: Pulling Your Ideas Together in Writing.
Chapter 15: Grasping Writing Process Basics.
Chapter 16: Looking at Form, Function and Style.
Part V: Final Reckoning: Surviving (And Enjoying) Exams.
Chapter 17: Mastering Memory Strategies.
Chapter 18: Preparing for Your Exams.
Chapter 19: Coping with the Countdown to Your Exams.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Time-saving Techniques.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Have Fun While Studying.
Chapter 22: Ten Essay Writing Tips.
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