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The Smarter Study Skills Companion By Kathleen McMillan

The Smarter Study Skills Companion
by Kathleen McMillan

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An essential handbook every student needs to survive at university, this title provides essential practical advice on everything from financial tips and dealing with stress, to discovering how to get the best out of tutorials, how to write and present assignments, and what to do when up against an assessment crunch-point.
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The Smarter Study Skills Companion by Kathleen McMillan

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.

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Table of Contents


About the Authors



Guided tour of the book

1 Introduction

Part A A toolkit for understanding what university involves

2 Preparing for university

3 Starting out

4 General expectations

5 What makes university education different

6 Graduate skills and attributes

Part B A toolkit for managing yourself

7 Personal development planning

8 Time management

9 Financial tips

10 Campus orientation

11 Social life at university

12 Contributing to the academic and outside community

13 Dealing with stress

Part C A toolkit for developing your learning skills

14 Your learning personality

15 Studying independently

16 Lectures

17 Listening skills

18 Note-taking in lectures

19 Co-operative learning

20 Participating in a team

21 Laboratory sessions and field visits

22 Tutorials

23 Thinking critically

24 The library as a resource

25 Analysing and evaluating information

26 Effective academic reading

27 Note-making from texts

28 ICT literacy

29 E-learning

30 Number crunching

31 Interpreting and presenting data

32 Shaping up in maths

Part D A toolkit for improving your academic writing

33 Tackling writing assignments

34 Academic writing format

35 Planning writing assignments

36 Citing and listing references

37 Plagiarism and copyright

38 Academic writing style

39 Shaping your text

40 Improving your grammar

41 Better punctuation

42 better spelling

43 Enhancing your vocabulary)

44 Reviewing, editing and proof-reading

45 Presentation of assignments

Part E A toolkit for performing well in assessed coursework

46 Assessment at university

47 Multiple-choice and short-answer questions

48 Numerical questions

49 Essay-style assessments

50 Tutorial assessment

51 Assessment of practical and laboratory work

x Tackling experimental project

52 Tackling a dissertation or project

53 Choosing a dissertation or research topic

54 Writing a proposal

55 Principles of quantitative research

56 Principles of qualitative research

57 Ethics in researching and reporting

58 Report-writing

59 Literature surveys

60 Poster presentations

61 Spoken presentations

62 Exploiting feedback

Part F A toolkit for succeeding in exams

63 Physical and mental preparation

64 Creating a revision timetable

65 Revision tips

66 Memory tips and techniques

67 Focussing your revision

68 Study buddies

69 Improving your exam performance

70 Exam strategies

71 Combating exam nerves

Part G A toolkit for the future

72 Planning for a career

73 Assessing yourself

74 Your curriculum vitae

75 Kick-starting your career

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The Smarter Study Skills Companion by Kathleen McMillan
Kathleen McMillan
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Pearson Education Limited
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