When it comes to studying, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This engaging and accessible guide shows students how to tailor their learning to their individual needs in order to boost their grades, build their confidence and increase their employability. Fully revised for the fifth edition, it contains everything students need to succeed.
This is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of all disciplines, and is also ideal for postgraduates, mature students and international students. It prepares students for what to expect before, during and after their studies at university.
About the Author
Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- PART A: Self Efficacy: Managing Your Success as a Student.- 1. Success as a Student.- 2. Gaining the Most From Your Course.- 3. Employability and Planning Towards Your Future.- 4. Successful Study: Intelligence, Strategy and Personalised Learning.- 5. The C-R-E-A-M Strategy for Learning.- 6. Time Management as a Student.- 7. Managing Stress and Wellbeing.- PART B: Academic, People and Task Management Skills.- 8. Working with Others: Collaborative Study.- 9. Developing Cultural Competence.- 10. Reading and Note-Making.- 11. Researching and Managing Information for Study.- 12. Critical Thinking.- 13. Writing at University Level.- 14. Developing Your Academic Writing.- 15. Writing Essays.- 16. Managing Assignments: Projects, Reports, Case Studies and Dissertations.- 17. Devising Your Exam Strategy.- 18. Memory.- Appendices.- Answers to Activities.- References.- Index.
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