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100 activities for teaching study skills

Author: Catherine Dawson
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2019. ©2019.
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A sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students.

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Dawson
ISBN: 1526441306 9781526441300 1526441314 9781526441317
OCLC Number: 1082310798
Description: xix, 346 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: SECTION 1: STUDY PREPARATIONActivity 1: Bringing learning to lifeActivity 2: Becoming a reflective learnerActivity 3: Learning to learnActivity 4: Recognising, analysing and critiquing learning stylesActivity 5: Developing metacognitionActivity 6: Improving concentration and memoryActivity 7: Recognising and overcoming imposter syndromeActivity 8: Fostering collaborative learning and interactionSECTION 2: ORGANISATION AND TIME MANAGEMENTActivity 9: Making the right learning choicesActivity 10: Preparing a study planActivity 11: Managing timeActivity 12: Completing coursework and meeting deadlines Activity 13: Organising studyActivity 14: Overcoming organisation problemsActivity 15: Maximising productivitySECTION 3: READINGActivity 16: Developing academic readingActivity 17: Establishing academic reading groupsActivity 18: Producing a personal reading strategyActivity 19: Adopting different reading stylesActivity 20: Searching for literatureActivity 21: Organising and citing readingActivity 22: Reading and critiquing research reports and papersSECTION 4: WRITINGActivity 23: Improving spelling, punctuation and grammarActivity 24: Developing academic writing skillsActivity 25: Establishing academic writing circlesActivity 26: Structuring essays and assignmentsActivity 27: Editing and proofreadingActivity 28: Overcoming writer's blockActivity 29: Getting the most from tutor feedbackSECTION 5: LISTENING, OBSERVING AND NOTE-TAKINGActivity 30: Becoming an active listenerActivity 31: Improving listening skillsActivity 32: Using audio devisesActivity 33: Improving observation skillsActivity 34: Getting the most out of lectures and seminarsActivity 35: Taking notes effectivelyActivity 36: Editing and organising notesSECTION 6: SCIENCE AND MATHSActivity 37: Reading scientific materialActivity 38: Knowing about the scientific methodActivity 39: Maths for unconfident adultsActivity 40: Undertaking experimentsActivity 41: Producing scientific reports and papersActivity 42: Interpreting and critiquing dataActivity 43: Using data visualisation toolsSECTION 7: INDEPENDENT STUDYActivity 44: Planning independent studyActivity 45: Getting the most from the libraryActivity 46: Conducting online researchActivity 47: Using primary and secondary sourcesActivity 48: Evaluating sourcesActivity 49: Organising, managing and storing informationActivity 50: Finding truth and fact in mass informationSECTION 8: GROUP-WORKActivity 51: Establishing study groupsActivity 52: Getting the most out of group-workActivity 53: Producing group assignmentsActivity 54: Introducing online study groupsActivity 55: Using online tools for collaborative studyActivity 56: Surviving virtual group-workSECTION 9: IT, ASSISTIVE LEARNING AND E-LEARNINGActivity 57: Gaining confidence with IT for academic studyActivity 58: Making the most of IT facilities and supportActivity 59: Using software for researchActivity 60: Getting the most out of online learningActivity 61: Making the most of assistive technologyActivity 62: Introducing data miningActivity 63: Finding and using datasetsActivity 64: Knowing about data protectionSECTION 10: DISSERTATIONS, REPORTS AND PROJECTSActivity 65: Planning and managing personal projectsActivity 66: Using statistics, facts, arguments and opinionsActivity 67: Producing an effective argumentActivity 68: Citing, referencing and producing a bibliographyActivity 69: Producing successful written workActivity 70: Making oral presentationsActivity 71: Producing a dissertationSECTION 11: RESEARCH AND ENQUIRYActivity 72: Producing a research proposalActivity 73: Undertaking a literature reviewActivity 74: Choosing research topics and methodsActivity 75: Improving interview techniquesActivity 76: Designing questionnairesActivity 77: Running focus groupsActivity 78: Introducing data analysis techniquesSECTION 12: CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKINGActivity 79: Developing thoughts and imaginationActivity 80: Reflecting, thinking and making connectionsActivity 81: Learning how to questionActivity 82: Solving problemsActivity 83: Hypothesising and theorisingActivity 84: Reasoning inductively and deductivelyActivity 85: Analysing and critiquingActivity 86: Applying learningSECTION 13: REVISION, EXAMINATIONS AND TESTSActivity 87: Understanding the reasons for assessmentActivity 88: knowing about the different types of assessmentActivity 89: Revising effectivelyActivity 90: Preparing for an examActivity 91: Taking an examActivity 92: Improving exam marksActivity 93: Coping with stressSECTION 14: ETHICS AND INTEGRITYActivity 94: knowing about plagiarismActivity 95: Recognising and avoiding academic malpracticeActivity 96: Recognising ethical issues and dilemmas when using the internetActivity 97: Recognising subjectivity and objectivityActivity 98: Detecting and avoiding biasActivity 99: Collaborating and cooperating ethicallyActivity 100: Undertaking ethical research
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Hundred activities for teaching study skills
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