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Study Skills For Dummies

Doreen du Boulay

ISBN: 978-1-119-99773-3 February 2011 380 Pages


Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information – and they need to learn to do it quickly. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a mature student returning to education, you now don’t need to feel alone!

With Study Skills For Dummies, you'll be given the know-how and confidence to achieve consistent results every time – and a lack of preparation will become a thing of the past.

Discover how to excel at:

  • Note-taking, speed-reading and essay-writing
  • Improving your memory, critical thinking and analysis
  • Using the internet to supplement study
  • Exam skills and developing the best learning strategy to fit your specific needs and abilities

Part I: Study Skills Basics.

Chapter 1: Planning for Success.

Chapter 2: Tutors and Student Support.

Chapter 3: Becoming a Critical Thinker.

Chapter 4: Embracing ICT Skills.

Part II: Becoming an Active Learner.

Chapter 5: Learning Actively in Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials.

Chapter 6: Grappling with Group Work: Workshops, Seminars and Presentations.

Chapter 7: Taking Notes During Lectures.

Chapter 8: Making Use of Feedback.

Part III: Gathering Your Evidence.

Chapter 9: Research Methods and Tools.

Chapter 10: Finding Answers: Reading and Research.

Chapter 11: Taking Notes for Your Purposes: Not the Book's.

Chapter 12: Using the Internet as a Research Tool.

Chapter 13: Tackling the Building Blocks: Numbers and Figures.

Part IV: Getting It Down on Paper.

Chapter 14: Pulling Your Ideas Together in Writing.

Chapter 15: Grasping Writing Process Basics.

Chapter 16: Looking at Form, Function and Style.

Part V: Final Reckoning: Surviving (And Enjoying) Exams.

Chapter 17: Mastering Memory Strategies.

Chapter 18: Preparing for Your Exams.

Chapter 19: Coping with the Countdown to Your Exams.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Time-saving Techniques.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Have Fun While Studying.

Chapter 22: Ten Essay Writing Tips.