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Study Skills for Art, Design and Media Students
An accessible, student-friendly handbook that covers all of the essential study skills that will ensure that you get the most out of your art, design or media course and improve your grades and your employability.
Study Skills for Art, Design & Media Students has been developed specifically to provide tried and tested advice and guidance on the most important academic and study skills that you will require throughout your time at university and beyond. Presented in a practical and easy-to-use style, it demonstrates the immediate benefits to be gained by developing and improving these skills during each stage of your course, and covers:
- Effectively managing your time
- Getting the most out of lectures and tutorials
- Assessment, critiques, presentations
- Preparing for the future – work experience and careers
- Mastering critical thinking, argument and analysis
- Developing successful reading and note-taking strategies
- Helping you to prepare for study and knowing yourself as a learner
- Art, design and media – preparing for study in higher education
- Improving your essay writing
- Gathering information
- Approaches to project work
- Tackling practical project work
- Tackling academic project work
- An introduction to critical, cultural and contextual studies
All of these skills, which are as essential in the workplace as they are on an academic course, are covered in detail, giving you invaluable practical advice and guidance on how to increase your performance, grades and abilities. Real-life examples, self-assessment exercises and activities will help you to assess your current skills levels, develop them further and learn how to apply them in work and study.
Visit www.smarterstudyskills.com to access a wealth of useful information, tips, templates and interactive activities to support your studies.
About the Author
Stewart Mann currently works as a visiting lecturer in the Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Hertfordshire. His teaching experience includes practical, critical and contextual studies in a variety of subjects at foundation studies and undergraduate level and he has been Admissions Officer for the School for many years.