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How to Study Practical Tips for Students

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ISBN-10: 140510693X

ISBN-13: 9781405106931

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Phil Race

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Most students need tried-and-tested, short, sharp and practical tips on how to go about whatever is most important to them at any given stage in their studies. This study guide is crammed with just such tips, written in the down-to-earth, friendly style, for which the author has become renowned.
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Book details

List price: $41.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Professor Phil Race is passionate about helping people to learn successfully. Now retired from full-time employment, he runs workshops and gives keynotes throughout the UK and abroad, working with university and college staff on teaching, assessment and feedback methods. He is known for his highly participative style and humour, and getting participants working with post-its!He lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His wife is Professor Sally Brown, known internationally for her work on fit-for-purpose assessment. Originally a scientist, Phil quickly became interested in teaching and assessment. He has worked at several universities, and is now Visiting Professor at Plymouth University and…    

About this Book
Managing Your Learning
Wanting to Learn
Needing to Learn
Learning by Doing
Learning from Feedback
Making Sense of Things--'Digesting'
Taking Charge of Your Studies
Managing Your Time
Getting Started
Take Charge of Your Syllabus
Lectures, Labs, Computers, Portfolios and so on
Don't Just Take Notes, Make Notes
Making the Most of Handout Materials
Keeping on Top of Practical Work
Using Print-based Open Learning Materials
Keeping on Top of Your Emails
Computer Conferencing
Getting to Know Your Word Processor
Making IT Training Work for You
Getting Your Reflections onto Paper
Building Your Portfolio
Essays
Planning that Essay
Shaping that Essay
Drafting and Redrafting that Essay
'I've started, so I'll finish!'
Getting it Back--Marked!
Giving Due Credit
Presentations
Preparing Your Presentation
Preparing Your Visual Aids
Practising Your Presentation
Performing on the Day
Ups and Downs
Peaks and Troughs
Managing Disappointments
Recovering from a Disappointment
Overcoming Problems
Getting out of Trouble!
Revision--Getting Your Act Together
What Will Your Exams Really Measure?
Making Your Own Question Bank
Using Your Question Bank
Putting Revision into Perspective
Planning Your Revision Timetable
Getting Started with Your Revision
Revision Processes
Some Final Tips on Last-minute Revision
Exams--Before, During and After!
Just Before an Exam
Those First Few Minutes
Answering Questions to Score Marks
Essays in Exams
Calculations and Problems
Towards the End of Each Exam
After an Exam
Open-book exams
'Seen' Written Exams
Multiple-choice Exams
Preparing for Your Re-sit
Job Hunting
Writing Your Curriculum Vitae
Choosing and Using Your Referees
Application Forms
Writing a Letter of Application
Preparing for an Interview
Giving a Good Interview
After an Interview
Final Words
Further Reading
Index