From the Back Cover
Discover the time–saving tips and expert techniques that will keep you on top of your studies Want to transform yourself from rough diamond into model student? Whether you′re embarking on A–levels or heading for university, this easy–to–use guide explains the essential skills you need to achieve academic success. From note–taking tips to advice on structuring essays and dissertations, Study Skills For Dummies is packed with all the stuff they don′t teach you in class. Prepare for the year ahead confidently – become an effective planner and critical thinker, and develop your ICT skills Maximise on class–time – develop note–taking and learning habits that help you get the most out of seminars and lectures The fundamentals of research – use the library and the Web to find the information you need, fast Write killer essays – turn your ideas, notes and research into well–written assignments Ace your exams – focus your revision and maximise your mental preparation to nail your exams Open the book and find: What makes your tutor tick Internet research methods that save you time The ingredients of a compelling presentation Advice on tackling an ever–expanding reading list What statistics do (and don′t) tell you Tips for brainstorming and writing creatively How to steer clear of plagiarism Strategies for exam success The key to balancing work and play
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.