Smarter Student's Study Guide: Skills and Strategies for Success at University Paperback – 10 Aug 2006
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"An essential reference manual for students" - The Student Zone, October 2006
From the Back Cover
The Smarter Student's Study Guide
Skills and Strategies for Success at University
by Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers
- What are lecturers looking for in a tutorial?
- Whats the best way to plan for an assignment or exam?
- Where do you concentrate your efforts for maximum impact on your grades?
Whether youre a new student, you need a bit of help with your studies, or are simply up against an assessment crunch-point and dont know where to start, this book provides a toolkit of techniques and tips from the experts to help you focus your efforts and ensure your success.
Covering the entire University experience from Freshers Week to Graduation, this highly practical reference book is both a help manual for students and a bridge between Lecturers and Students expectations of study in Higher Education. The topic coverage, content, design and structure of the book have all been written from material with a proven track record of student success and student-tested to ensure:
- a focus on key issues and rapid solutions,
- a clear design so that you can immediately access the information you need,
- a common sense, no-nonsense approach with lots of practical checklists and tips,
- an avoidance of patronising assumptions and educational jargon.
This essential reference book has been written by experts and tested on students and will help any Higher Education student to focus their efforts, trouble-shoot any problems and thrive in their University studies.
Jonathan Weyers and Kathleen McMillan work within the University of Dundees Learning Enhancement Unit. Both have been teaching for over 25 years and now specialise in supporting academic skills. Their work has involved creating a University website for the development of students' transferable skills and developing and running specific academic skills courses and Summer School for students with exam re-sits with great success. Kathleens expertise lies in supporting academic writing and Jonathan is the co-author of the Pearson Education Practical Skills series. Between them they cover both the Arts and Sciences.
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This book is there for people just to dip in when they need a bit of help or guidence or you can read it cover to cover and become the ultimate fighting student (fighting on the academic battlefield of course)! It covers how to survive Fresher's Week - trust me when I say it's absolutely essential - I wish I'd had the book when I went to my Fresher's Week. But it covers a lot of ground in helping to understand your strengths when it comes to studying, where you might fall down and what you excel in. This book helps you make the most of your strengths and helps you to adjust your habits and practices on your weaknesses.
More than that, this book is written in such a way that you don't feel like an author is trying to hold your hand through university. It makes you feel like you've made all of the decisions and that you have supported yourself, perhaps with just a little guidence. It lets you stand on your own two feet.
I think this book is written for people who DON'T like skills guides with drawings and illustrations to photocopy. This book tells it like it is and expects you to do the best for yourself. I would recommend this book to everyone starting university for the first time, I would also recommend it to people who are at university and want to improve.
I've been through so many study guides and so many different formats but this book is the best there is.
It arrived quickly and in brilliant condition - thank you
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very useful for students no matter what you study! Summary of all the other books of this series.Published 3 months ago by Lisa
Excellent buy for anyone staring off at uni! I have found this book very useful for my studies.Published 9 months ago by dancingqueen
Study skills arrived in perfect condition and hopefully will benefit my daughter's education.Published 22 months ago by Rosalind Johnstone
It comprises a lot of necessary information for students including organizational aspects of life in educational institutions. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2013 by Anton Semenenok
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