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The smarter student : skills and strategies for success at university

Author: Kathleen McMillan; Jonathan Weyers
Publisher: Harlow, England : Prentice Hall Business, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McMillan; Jonathan Weyers
ISBN: 0273695320 9780273695325 9780273714491 027371449X
OCLC Number: 75237701
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Table of Contents Preface 1. How to Use this Book "Part One - What University Involves" 2. Preparing for University 3. Starting Out 4. General Expectations 5. What Makes University Education Different 6. Personal Transferable Skills "Part Two Managing Yourself" 7. Personal Development Planning 8. Time Management 9. Financial Tips 10. Campus Orientation 11. Social Life at University 12. Dealing with Stress "Part Three Toolkit for Learning" 13. Your Learning Personality 14. Studying Independently 15. Lectures 16. Listening Skills 17. Note-taking in Lectures 18. Co-operative Learning 19. Participating in a Team 20. Laboratory Sessions and Field Visits 21. Tutorials 22. Thinking Critically 23. The Library as a Resource 24. Analysing ad Evaluating Information 25. Effective Academic Reading 26. Note-makingfrom Texts 27. ICT Literacy 28. E-learning 29. Number-crunching 30. Interpreting and Presenting Data 31. Shaping up in Maths "Part Four Toolkit for Academic Writing" 32. Tackling Writing Assignments 33. Academic Writing Format 34. Planning Writing Assignments 35. Citing and Listing References 36. Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement 37. Academic Writing Style 38. Sentences and Paragraphs 39. Grammar 40. Punctuation 41. Spelling 42. Vocabulary 43. Editing and Proof-reading 44. Presentation of Assignments "Part Five Toolkit for Course Assessments" 45. Assessment at University 46. Multiple-choice and Short-answer Questions 47. Numerical Questions 48. Essay-style Assessments 49. Tutorial Assessment 50. Assessments of Practical and Laboratory Work 51. Tackling Experimental Project Work 52. Report Writing 53. Reviews and Dissertations 54. Poster Presentations 55. Spoken Presentations 56. Exploiting Feedback "Part Six Toolkit for Exams" 57. Creating a Revision Timetable 58. Revision Tips 59. Focussing Your Revision 60. Study Buddies 61. Improving Your Exam Performance 62. Exam Strategies 63. Combating Exam Nerves "Part Seven Looking to the Future" 64. Planning for a Career 65. Assessing Yourself 66. Your Curriculum Vitae 67. Kick-starting Your Career
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Provides a toolkit of techniques and tips to help you focus your efforts and ensure your success. Covering the University experience from Freshers' Week to Graduation, this practical reference book  Read more...

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Featured in The Independent "An essential reference manual for students" - The Student Zone, October 2006

 
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