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an essential guide
on 26 August 2012
Studying for any examination, test or assessment can be one of the most challenging things that you will ever have to do, whether you are school age, further education or an adult; the outcomes can indeed change your life. If you however do take the wrong approach unconsciously it can have a detrimental impact upon your overall outcome, hence it is best to get it right first time so that you can aim to achieve the best results and outcome that you possibly can. Whether you are new to studying or having difficulty then this indispensable and essential guide, will help you through all aspects of the process so that you make the best possible use of your time. This book helps to broaden your current knowledge on studying by helping you to read with concentration and understanding, helping you to develop a flexible note-taking strategy that is so important, helping you to handle numbers correctly even if mathematics is not your forte and most importantly to prepare for examinations effectively. The Good Study Guide can be used either as an introductory workbook or as a useful reference book to help you refine your study technique, pointing out simply how to best use your time to what effect. Included along with information are real-life examples and practical exercises, that cater more towards those students who are studying social science and humanities, including adults who are part-time students or those individuals who are returning to study after a long break; as a great refresher guide. Students on access or study skills courses (many universities and colleges do `study skills' as a part of their courses), will find this little book an invaluable guide to have. It is a set book for the Open University social science foundation course, but I would also recommend it for those studying anything medical and science based at a College or University.
Easy to read and follow this book is presented in a fun way that is self-explanatory and enjoyable. If you study from home via an online course or are a member of the Open University, then this book is extremely useful as it contains so much information; it is really like having your own personal tutor at home. I would highly recommend that you acquire this book before you begin your course, as you will find it most useful from day one right through the entire time that you have to study your chosen subject. It is a truly comprehensive good read that is well thought-out and crafted, so that you enjoy your subject and learn to make the most of the time that you have to study in. Customer friendly this is a superb catalogue of helpful advice that does exactly what it says it does by being `a good study guide'. This book has been so helpful over the years from when I was taking A' Levels at College to studying English and doing revision for various other examinations right through to University, hence I cannot recommend it enough. Studying is not easy and it can become dull, being hard to maintain that enthusiasm after pouring over books and notes for hours on end but this book makes it fun and never leaves you with nothing to do; every minute that you have to study is spent wisely.