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Study & learning skills: general

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Think Critically

Think Critically

Author: Tom Chatfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Critical thinking is an essential 21st century skill. Think Critically gives you simple, direct guidance on how to effectively assess and critique the world around you. Understand the nature of assumptions and claims Grasp the notion of valid and invalid arguments and evidence Gain practical skills and confidence in reading, writing and doing research. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Manage Your Stress

Manage Your Stress

Author: Clare Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Knowing how to stay on top of stress is a vital life skill. Manage Your Stress equips you with practical, effective techniques to manage life at uni in a stress-free way. Recognise and understand your body's response to causes of stress Learn techniques for changing stressful thinking patterns Build your resilience so you can handle stressful situations. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Avoid Plagiarism

Avoid Plagiarism

Author: Thomas Lancaster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Need guidance on plagiarism and how to avoid it? Avoid Plagiarism makes understanding plagiarism simple, giving you the know-how to write confidently and independently. Get clear guidance on exactly what plagiarism is Learn how to avoid unintentionally plagiarising the work of others Find out how to correctly credit your sources. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Give Great Presentations

Give Great Presentations

Author: Lucinda Becker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Terrified at the thought of giving presentations? Give Great Presentations gives you the tips and tools you need to feel confident and ace your presentations. Master your brief and prepare great presentations Hone your body language and use your nerves to your advantage Make the most of it and learn from each presentation. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you'll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it's writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Author: Sky Marsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2019

Now in its fourth edition, this is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to professional writing for different media, which synthesises methods and ideas developed in journalism, public relations, management and marketing. Based on research in the field, it equips students with the ability to convey their ideas in a wealth of print and digital formats, in a variety of professional contexts internationally. It begins by examining the different aspects of the writing process before showing students how to adjust their style, tone and approach for different documents, including short memos, feature articles, press releases and reports. This new edition will continue to be an essential companion for undergraduates on professional writing and business communication modules. It will also be a valuable source of guidance for new professionals and entrepreneurs needing to get to grips with writing formal written documents.

How to Analyze Data

How to Analyze Data

Author: Catrin Radcliffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

This accessible guide is an ideal starter for students who are puzzled by statistics and quantitative data analysis. Taking students step-by-step through the statistical process, it introduces the steps involved in successfully describing, analyzing and interpreting data and explains the logic which underpins these processes. Bite-sized chapters provide practical guidance for each stage of the process, from defining the research question and designing questionnaires through to using the appropriate statistical tests and analyses for the task and reporting and interpreting statistics. Clear and concise, this will be a go-to resource for undergraduates of all disciplines who need to get to grips with basic statistics on their course.

Rhetoric and Composition An Introduction

Rhetoric and Composition An Introduction

Author: Steven (University of South Carolina) Lynn Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Rhetoric and composition is an academic discipline that informs all other fields in teaching students how to communicate their ideas and construct their arguments. It has grown dramatically to become a cornerstone of many undergraduate courses and curricula, and it is a particularly dynamic field for scholarly research. This book offers an accessible introduction to teaching and studying rhetoric and composition. By combining the history of rhetoric, explorations of its underlying theories, and a survey of current research (with practical examples and advice), Steven Lynn offers a solid foundation for further study in the field. Readers will find useful information on how students have been taught to invent and organize materials, to express themselves correctly and effectively, and how the ancient study of memory and delivery illuminates discourse and pedagogy today. This concise book thus provides a starting point for learning about the discipline that engages writing, thinking, and argument.

Succeeding with Your University Essay

Succeeding with Your University Essay

Author: John Biggam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Learn the craft of writing a high-quality, high-mark university essay with this step-by-step guide. Suitable for all students - from making the transition to university study that much easier to refining your technique for the final year - this accessible and concise book leads you through the complete essay-writing process in five straightforward steps. The book is packed with best practice tips, common student mistakes (and how to avoid them!), and practical templates that have been designed to help you write your university essays. You will discover new techniques for deconstructing essay questions, like GALA; a complete Harvard Referencing catalogue, showing you how to properly record sources and references; and a generic essay template to help you cover everything necessary for those top marks. Once you read this book, you will never have to ask the following questions - because you will know the answers: * What is this question asking me to do? * How should I structure my essay? * What goes in an Introduction? * How do I write a meaningful paragraph? * How do I cite a source properly? * What is `background information'? * How do I evaluate someone's work? * What goes in a Conclusion? * How do I create a reference list? * What do I do with feedback?

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

Author: David Mair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Do you want to: Learn how to embed mindfulness in your everyday life? Understand how to manage feelings of anxiety or depression? Find a healthy balance between course work, job and social life? Face the future with a positive attitude? More than ever students are reporting high levels of stress, depression and loneliness while at university - so looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as academic preparation. This book provides grounded guidance on how mindfulness can be used to cope with the main sources of anxiety while you are completing your studies, so you can find balance and make the most of student life. Combined with practical and recorded mindfulness exercises, learn how to master techniques and tools to reconnect with the present and yourself, and approach life at uni in a stress-free way.

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

Author: David Mair Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Do you want to: Learn how to embed mindfulness in your everyday life? Understand how to manage feelings of anxiety or depression? Find a healthy balance between course work, job and social life? Face the future with a positive attitude? More than ever students are reporting high levels of stress, depression and loneliness while at university - so looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as academic preparation. This book provides grounded guidance on how mindfulness can be used to cope with the main sources of anxiety while you are completing your studies, so you can find balance and make the most of student life. Combined with practical and recorded mindfulness exercises, learn how to master techniques and tools to reconnect with the present and yourself, and approach life at uni in a stress-free way.

Making the Implicit Explicit Creating Performance Expectations for the Dissertation

Making the Implicit Explicit Creating Performance Expectations for the Dissertation

Author: Barbara E. Lovitts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Despite their and other stakeholders' consistent demand for excellence, doctoral programs have rarely, if ever, been assessed in terms of the quality of the dissertations departments produce. Yet dissertations provide the most powerful, objective measure of the success of a department's doctoral program. Indeed, assessment, when done properly, can help departments achieve excellence by providing insight into a program's strengths and weaknesses. This book and the groundbreaking study on which it is based is about making explicit to doctoral students the tacit rules for the assessment of the final of all final educational products--the dissertation. The purpose of defining performance expectations is to make them more transparent to graduate students while they are in the researching and writing phases, and thus to help them achieve to higher levels of accomplishment. Lovitts proposes the use of rubrics to clarify performance expectations-not to rate dissertations or individual components of dissertations to provide a summary score, but to facilitate formative assessment to support, not substitute for, the advising process. She provides the results of a study in which over 270 faculty from ten major disciplines--spanning the sciences, social sciences, and humanities--were asked to make explicit their implicit standards or criteria for evaluating dissertations. The book concludes with a summary of the practical and research implications for different stakeholders: faculty, departments, universities, disciplinary associations, accrediting organizations, and doctoral students themselves. The methods described can easily be adapted for the formative assessment of capstone courses, senior and master's theses, comprehensive exams, papers, and journal articles.

Teach Yourself How to Learn Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Teach Yourself How to Learn Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these secrets direct to students. Her message is that Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A's in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning. Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school. In a conversational tone, and liberally illustrated by anecdotes of past students, the author combines introducing readers to concepts like Bloom's Taxonomy (to illuminate the difference between studying and learning), fixed and growth mindsets, as well as to what brain science has to tell us about rest, nutrition and exercise, together with such highly specific learning strategies as how to read a textbook, manage their time and take tests. With engaging exercises and thought-provoking reflections, this book is an ideal motivational and practical text for study skills and first year experience courses.