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Study Skills Guide Essential Strategies for Smart Students

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ISBN-10: 0749461268

ISBN-13: 9780749461263

Edition: 2010

Authors: Patrick Forsyth, Jacqueline Connelly, Jacqueline Connelly

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 9/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jacqueline Connelly has a wealth of experience of universities, including holding senior managerial posts at both Lancaster and Kent Universities.

Introduction: destination graduation
Managing your time
Manage your time effectively
The problem
The key principles
Never forget commitments
Always hit deadlines
First, second and next
All the difference
Always on target
Do more than is expected of you
Be honest
Your notes
Effective study
Practical classes
Group project work
Your notes
Information gathering and absorption
Learning for yourself
The university library
Electronic resources
Extracting the information you need
Your notes
Starting with facts
Using facts to construct something significant
How to approach research
Interrogating your facts
Using secondary sources to help your analysis
Constructing an argument
Refining your argument
Using practicals to help
Your notes
Getting support from academic staff and others
The need for a support network
Academic staff
Academic support services
Fellow students
Student subject societies
Support for mature students
Your notes
The written word: making it work for you
A fragile process
A major opportunity
Conventions of academic writing
What makes for 'good' writing?
Approaching an essay
A systematic approach
Using clear language
Personal style
Your notes
Presenting successfully
Why are students asked to give presentations?
Types of presentation
How to stand out from the crowd
A significant opportunity
The hazards of being 'on your feet'
Preparing to present
Before you speak
The structure of a presentation
After the presentation
Post mortem: how am I doing?
Your notes
The link with the world of work
Your study
Study skills: career skills
Your career plan: the need for self-assessment
Linking your analysis of yourself with market demands
An action plan
Appendix to Chapter 8: Top tips for effective job seeking
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And finally�
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