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ebooks we recommend
The Study Skills Handbook by Stella CottrellThis is the ultimate guide to study skills, written by million copy bestselling author Stella Cottrell. Her tried and tested approach, based on over 20 years' experience of working with students, has helped over a million students to achieve their potential. When it comes to studying, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This engaging and accessible guide shows students how to tailor their learning to their individual needs in order to boost their grades, build their confidence and increase their employability. Fully revised for the fifth edition, it contains everything students need to succeed. This is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of all disciplines, and is also ideal for postgraduates, mature students and international students. It prepares students for what to expect before, during and after their studies at university. New to this Edition: - Additional material on writing skills, including proofreading, editing and writing for different assignments - New chapters on managing stress and student wellbeing at university, learning in diverse and international contexts and writing essays - More emphasis on reflective learning - Extended guidance on how to balance study with work - More use of visuals to summarise key learning points
Call Number: 378.170281cot
Publication Date: 2019-03-18
How to Write for University by Kathleen McMillan; Jonathan WeyersUndertaking a writing project for assessment can be a challenging prospect for students of all disciplines and especially those new to academic writing in higher education. The unique 12-step approach in this book leads you through the different stages that apply to any form of academic writing - gathering relevant information, processing that information through effective planning, creating the text and developing your writing for future assignments including exam writing.
Publication Date: 2013
Study Skills for International Students by Kathleen McMillan; Jonathan WeyersThis text provides support and guidance for international students of all disciplines seeking to familiarise themselves with and excel in higher education in the UK. From adjusting to a new social and academic culture to citing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, this book will act as a quick-reference guide to help overseas students.
Call Number: 378.170281 MCM
Publication Date: 2010
The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook by David Perrin (Contribution by);The third edition of the original full-length handbook which caters to the specific needs of work-based learners. Compiled by work-based learning experts, this hands-on guide helps new learners to successfully navigate academia and get the most out of their university experience. Chapters show students how to make the most of learning opportunities at university and at work, and how to move from individual to organisational learning. Real-life case studies, useful tips and reflective activities are embedded throughout to enrich students' learning experience. This is the essential companion for all students on work-based learning degrees and degree apprenticeships across a range of disciplines, including business and management, health and social care, law, sport and exercise science and tourism. It will also be an invaluable resource for work-based learning tutors, workplace supervisors and organisations with an interest in work-based learning. New to this Edition: - Contains two new research methods chapters on planning practitioner projects and undertaking projects at work - Features new material on workplace ethics
Call Number: 378.170281 HEL
Publication Date: 2020-12-31
print books we recommend
Writing for University by Jeanne GodfreyThis concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.
Call Number: 808.066378 GOD
Publication Date: 2016
The Mature Student's Guide to Writing by Jean RoseThrough its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.