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Skills for Success: The Personal Development Planning Handbook (Palgrave Study Guides) Paperback – 2 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (2 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403911320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403911322
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Teaching Personal and Professional Development in Higher Education, this book has been invaluable to me. The exercises are very well designed, follow a logical sequence, and students find them extremely useful. Working in conjunction with The Study Skills Handbook, I highly recommend this book.' - Amazon review

Reviews ofthe 1st edition:

'Excellent book, well constructed, a valuable learning resource for students.' - Department of Community Studies, Bradford College, UK

'This is a fantastic book packed with useful and interactive activities to enhance performance.' – Department of Social Work, Bromley College of Further& Higher Education, UK

'Clear, concise and excellent layout to make for an easier understanding and read.' – Business School, Middlesex University, UK

'I have found this book very useful in helping students construct their CVs/ applications. It is a useful teaching tool& a self-help guide.' – Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, UK --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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It enables students to think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This is a good book for mapping out all of your plans and goals in life - it has motivation, inspiration and also some tools for achoieving what you want. It doesn't leave out the spiritual part of life either which is rather nice - a different appraoch to personal development I have to say. A good planner to go along with this is the VISION `Life Diary 2009', it's a very good inspirational planner for the year ahead. The two of these together would kick the year off right!
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This was on the reading list for my Uni course and when it arrived I was a bit hesitant to think that I will ever use it, as I am a mature student it reminded me of school text books. I have however used it for one of my essays and out of many books found it to be more useful that others.
I think that students just coming out of school or maybe even in college would appreciate the work book format more than I did as they can learn about developing their learning and motivations to learn through using this book.
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Excellent book, (not just for the young!!) - Stella Cottrell is an amazing and insightful author. Fun Book, but very relevant. The Palgrave Study Skills range is synonymous with academic success. These books, and this author in particular, know their stuff. Very, very good - give it a try and you will not put the book down without having gained useful tips and advice to help in your studies and personal development. I am using this for undergrad study but it is soon to be passed to one of my children currently studying for A/AS levels.
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This book helps to plan your goals in life and will give you extra motivation, inspires you to achieve your goals in life. Helps to plan your future visions which will help you in all problems in life. Perfect for students who need that extra push in life!
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Teaching Personal and Professional Development in Higher Education, this book has been invaluable to me. The exercises are very well designed, follow a logical sequence, and students find them extremely useful. Working in conjunction with The Study Skills Handbook, I highly recommend this book.
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This book is perfect for in-depth self analysis and assessment of skills and behaviours. Clear guidelines for self-improvement, helped me to write my 'professional development and employability' assignment.
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this book will be valuable in my time studying my health and social care degree it will make a lot of difference to have essential support tools along the way as its been a while since i last studyed at university level
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There is so much great content in this book. As someone who has not studied for a while, I have found some of the exercises and ideas within this book very helpful.

My only criticism is that there is too MUCH information. The book tries to be very comprehensive (and succeeds) but therefore obscures the key lessons. The book would have been a more usable resource if it had been half the length and focused only on the most beneficial information rather than trying to cover everything.

Having said that though, the book is still very useful and I (as an adult learner) have benefitted greatly from it.
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