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The Study skills handbook

Author: Cottrell, Stella Series: Study skills Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 351 p. : Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780230573055Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Study Skills Handbook Contents Acknowledgements viii Introducing The Study Skill Handbook 1 How to use The Study Skills Handbook 2 Where to begin 3 Seven approaches to learning 4 What do I want from university? 6 4 The C.R.E.A.M strategy for learning Creative, Reflective, Effective, Active, Motivated 55 Finding your creative streak 56 Be a professor ­ and other ideas 57 Creative learning 58 What is my learning style? 59 Reflective learning 61 How well am I doing? 62 Reflective learning journals 63 Virtue versus effectiveness 64 Effective learning 66 Settling down to study 67 When, how and where? 68 Organising space for study 69 Managing your time 70 Effective diary-keeping 71 Ten time-saving suggestions 73 Study time 74 Where does the time go? 75 Time circle 76 Time management 77 Priority organiser 78 Working backwards from deadlines 79 Combining work and study effectively 80 Effective management of work-based projects 81 Effective management of study-release time 82 Active learning 83 Emphasis on action! 84 Active learning strategies 85 Motivated learning 86 What do I aim to achieve at university? 87 Using desired outcomes to guide study strategy 88 Achieving desired outcomes 90 The C.R.E.A.M strategy 97 Review 92 1 Preparing for university 7 Applying to university 8 Am I ready for Higher Education? 9 What to expect in Higher Education 10 Independent study 12 Independent learning: taking control 13 Skills and personal development 14 The student's year 15 What is expected from you? 16 Anxieties and resources 17 Managing anxieties 18 What are my personal resources? 20 Eight things you can do before starting at university 21 Joining up and induction 23 Review 24 2 Identifying your skills 25 Five study-skills components 26 Skills and qualities you have now 27 Current skills and qualities 29 Turning personal skills into academic skills 30 Study skills: priorities, stage 1 31 Study skills: priorities, stage 2 32 Study skills: action plan 33 Monitoring skills development 34 Personal profiles 35 Transferable and soft employment skills 36 Turning academic skills into transferable and soft employment skills 37 Recording achievement 38 Developing a portfolio 39 Review 40 5 Working with others 93 Studying with others 94 Ways of working with others 95 Talking and listening skills 96 Making your point 97 Making the group work 98 Being an effective group member 99 Dealing with difficult moments in the group 100 Prejudice, unfairness and discrimination 101 Dealing with unfair discrimination 102 Coping with unfair discrimination 103 How well do I contribute to seminars and groups? 104 Study support networks 105 3 Intelligence and learning 41 'Am I intelligent enough for university?' 42 Nine different views of intelligence 43 What is 'learning'? 48 Six conditions for learning 50 Optimal learning 53 Review 54 Sharing work without cheating 106 Making a presentation or giving a talk 707 How effective am I in giving a talk? 109 Being aware of your audience 110 Review 110 8 Writing for university 167 How good am I at managing writing tasks? 168 Writing for the fearful 169 Developing your writing 170 Anxieties about writing 170 Similarities between academic writing and other activities 171 Overcoming writer's block 172 Tricks for getting started 173 Students' solutions to writing blocks 774 Essays and other academic writing 175 A seven-point procedure for writing assignments 176 Analysing the title 778 Academic keywords used in titles 179 Devising your own essay title 180 Common features of all academic writing 181 Structuring your writing 182 Organising information: planning your writing 183 Structuring an essay 784 Planning your writing assignment 185 Planning stages 186 Concept pyramids organise ideas 187 Essay plans as pyramids 189 Writing drafts 191 Paragraphs 192 Checking your paragraphs 194 Linking ideas together 195 Editing your draft 196 Editing final drafts 197 Presenting your writing 798 Lecturers' preferences 199 Review 200 6 Research skills 111 Identifying the task 112 Making the most of the library 113 Finding information in the library 114 Identifying and selecting relevant information 115 Am I a smart reader? 116 Improving reading comprehension 119 Improving reading speed 120 Strategies for speeding up your reading 121 Making notes 122 Note-making styles 123 Shortcuts in note-making 725 Making notes with confidence 126 Recording and using information 127 Plagiarism 128 Detecting plagiarism and copying 129 References 130 Giving references 131 Writing out references 132 Getting the most out of lectures 133 Lecture notes: cover.sheet 134 How helpful are your notes 135 Problem-solving 136 Practicals and laboratory work 137 Review 138 7 E-learning, technology and personalised learning 139 9 Developing your writing 201 Stylistic conventions for academic writing 202 Being precise 204 Using facts, opinions or arguments 204 Writing for different subjects 205 Alternatives to the scientific model 207 Polar opposites in academic approaches 208 Different styles 209 Descriptive writing 210 Argumentative/analytical writing 211 Framework for an argumentative essay 212 Evaluative/analytical writing 213 Framework for a 'compare and contrast' essay 215 Using personal experience 276 What gets good marks? 217 Using feedback from tutors 218 What is an essay like? 219 Review 224 Using computers for effective study 140 Basic health and safety when using a computer 141 What computer skills do I need? 142 Organisational skills for studying on the computer 144 ICT and e-learning: key terminology 146 Making the most of the internet 147 Searching online 148 Conducting an online search 149 Narrowing or extending your online search 150 Advanced onlinesearches 151 Academic resources online 152 What is e-learning? 153 E-learning: getting started 154 E-learning and personalised learning 155 Personalisede-learning: portais and VLE 156 Elearning: wikis, blogs, podcasts 157 Using e-communications for study 158 Personalising your own study 159 More about personalising your study 160 Managing an e-project 161 Managing e-communications for projects 762 Managing an e-project: planner 163 Review 166 10 Confidence with numbers 225 What do I need to know? 226 Build your confidence with numbers 227 Can you trust numbers? 229 Questioning numbers and statistics 230 Fractions 231 More about fractions 232 Using fractions 233 Understanding percentages 234 Calculating percentages from fractions 235 Rounding up and down 236 What are 'averages'? 237 Calculating averages: the mean ('equal share') 238 Calculating averages: the median ('middle number) 239 Calculating averages: the mode ('mort frequent') 240 Comparing means, medians and modes 240 Five-number summaries and quartiles 241 Using five-number summaries 242 Using tables, charts and graphs 243 Interpreting graphs 244 Interpreting tables 245 Interpreting charts 246 Technical terms 247 Review 248 Critical thinking when writing 285 Critical analytical writing vs. descriptive writing 286 ldentifying critical and descriptive writing 287 Feedback on the activities 289 Review 292 13 Memory 293 Individual memory styles 294 Check your memory style 295 Improve your memory 296 Using the brain 297 The triune brain 298 Stages of the memory process 300 Suggestions for multiple encoding 302 Memory thrives on organisation 305 Pyramids, pattern notes and pictures 306 Chunking' information 307 Review 308 14 Revision and exams 309 What does revision involve? 310 Effective revision 31 7 Revision strategies 313 Revision and exam preparation 374 Revision: seven-point action plan 315 Advance preparation for the exam 316 Exams 317 In the exam 378 Doing well in exams 319 Exam strategy 320 Dealing with stress 321 Managing stress 322 Review 324 11 Projects, dissertations, reports and case studies 251 What is a project? 252 What is a dissertation? 253 Independent study: benefits, challenges, risks 254 Managing projects and other independent study 255 Choosing the title 256 Developing a research strategy 257 Designing questionnaires 259 Interview techniques 261 Presenting and analysing the data 262 Characteristics of reports 263 Structuring reports 264 Writing the report: opening sections 265 Writing the report: the body of the report 266 Writing the report: conclusions, recommendations, abstracts 267 Reports: layout, presentation and style 268 Project and dissertation checklist 269 Dissertation action plan 270 Case studies 272 Writing a case study 273 Review 274 15 Planning your next move 325 Study skills achievements 326 Evaluating achievement 332 Planning your future 333 Personal development already undertaken 334 Planning towards a career 335 Career readiness 336 Lifelong learning 339 Where next? Skills for success 340 Clarifying personal targets 343 Action plan for personal development planning goals 344 What now? 345 References 346 Appendix 1 Quick multiplier 347 Appendix 2 Online research tools 348 Index 349 12 Critical analytical thinking 275 Develop a detective-like mind 276 Critical thinking when reading 277 Critical analytical thinking 284

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