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Study & learning skills: general

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The Student Guide to Mindfulness

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

Author: David Mair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Do you want to: Learn how to embed mindfulness in your everyday life? Find out how to manage feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you want to find a healthy balance on your 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: 28/09/2019

Do you want to: Learn how to embed mindfulness in your everyday life? Find out how to manage feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you want to find a healthy balance on your 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 Return to Study Handbook Study Skills for Mature, Distance, and Workplace Learners

The Return to Study Handbook Study Skills for Mature, Distance, and Workplace Learners

Author: Chloe Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Have you learned how to learn? Written especially for professional or distance learners, part-time or mature students, and formal CPD qualification candidates, The Return to Study Handbook will teach you how to study effectively, ace your ongoing education, and get the grades you need to advance in your career. Whether you need to balance your learning with full or part-time work, or overcome the 'mindset gremlins' stemming from a negative school experience, this book will empower you to effectively manage your own learning and provide you with the full range of mental and practical skills you need to succeed. Packed with practical tools, tips, exercises, case studies and strategies, plus the author's own inspirational story, The Return to Study Handbook not only covers the study skills necessary for any student to be successful - such as effective note-taking; exam technique; and essay writing - but it specifically addresses relevant topics for non-traditional students. With advice on recommended technology aids; handling procrastination and distractions; dealing with overwhelm and avoiding burnout; managing distance learning; and overcoming the mental and emotional barriers of past experiences, this book will guide you through everything you need to achieve the grades and career you want.

Study Abroad Pedagogy, Dark Tourism, and Historical Reenactment In the Footsteps of Jack the Ripper and His Victims

Study Abroad Pedagogy, Dark Tourism, and Historical Reenactment In the Footsteps of Jack the Ripper and His Victims

Author: Kevin A. Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

This book is a genre-breaking response to the literature on study abroad. It stakes claim to an uncharted space between reflective pedagogy, public history studies, and investigations into dark tourism. Drawing on the author's experience of teaching short-term summer programs and courses in London between 2011 and 2018 that focused wholly or in part on the Whitechapel murders of 1888, the book analyzes experiential learning in the study abroad context. The book is informed by the instructor's reflections; students' informal essays and anonymous evaluations; and the scholarship of teaching and learning. It begins by situating programs and courses on the Whitechapel murders in the context of debates about overseas and experiential learning. It then proceeds to discuss the constraints to and possibilities for devising study abroad programs to include graduate students in humanistic disciplines; assignments and classroom activities utilized, including those with a reenactment component; the ethical complexities of teaching at dark sites; and the pedagogical implications of learning about Jack the Ripper in an age of terror. It concludes with reflections on the differences between study abroad programs and courses in cultivating students' global-mindedness.

Using Feedback to Boost Your Grades

Using Feedback to Boost Your Grades

Author: Helen Cooper, Michael Shoolbred Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Featuring helpful examples and top tips throughout, this handy guide equips students with the tools to understand, respond to and apply lecturer feedback in order to continuously improve their academic performance. Chapters take students through the entire feedback process, from handling common feelings associated with feedback and making sense of criticism through to creating an effective action plan and applying feedback across their course. Using Feedback to Boost Your Grades will be an invaluable toolkit for students of all subject areas and levels who want to take control of their academic progress and make the most of the feedback they receive.

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Author: Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student's broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work-life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students' real-world experiences.

Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Author: Sky Marsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2019

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.

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning

Author: Helena Seli, Myron H. (University of Southern California, USA) Dembo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

Combining theory, research, and application, this popular text guides college students on how to improve their study skills and become self-regulated learners. Seli and Dembo focus on the most relevant information and features to help students identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success provides a framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance that makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically successful. Full of rich pedagogical features and exercises, students will find Follow-Up Activities, opportunities for Reflection, Chapter-End Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. New in the 6th Edition: General updates throughout to citations and research since the previous edition Additional coverage of digital media and mobile technology, and the impact of technology on productivity Added coverage of metacognition and test anxiety, and consideration of non-traditional students Updated Companion Website resources for students and instructors, including sample exercises, assessments, and Instructors' Notes

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning

Author: Helena Seli, Myron H. (University of Southern California, USA) Dembo Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

Combining theory, research, and application, this popular text guides college students on how to improve their study skills and become self-regulated learners. Seli and Dembo focus on the most relevant information and features to help students identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success provides a framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance that makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically successful. Full of rich pedagogical features and exercises, students will find Follow-Up Activities, opportunities for Reflection, Chapter-End Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. New in the 6th Edition: General updates throughout to citations and research since the previous edition Additional coverage of digital media and mobile technology, and the impact of technology on productivity Added coverage of metacognition and test anxiety, and consideration of non-traditional students Updated Companion Website resources for students and instructors, including sample exercises, assessments, and Instructors' Notes

PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online

PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online

Author: Kaplan Test Prep Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Kaplan's PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 offers realistic practice, detailed explanations, and expert tips to help you score higher. Avoid surprises on Test Day with our up-to-date, detailed test overview, including section breakdowns and scoring explanations. Kaplan is so certain that PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 offers all the guidance you need to excel on the PSAT that we guarantee it: After studying with our online resources and book, you'll score higher on the PSAT-or you'll get your money back. Essential Review Two full-length practice tests: one in the book and one online More than 1000 realistic practice questions with detailed expert explanations Methods and strategies for scoring higher from Kaplan's PSAT experts A detailed overview of the PSAT, including a breakdown of the sections so you'll know what to expect on Test Day A thorough explanation of the scoring on the PSAT, including Area Scores, Test Scores, Cross-Test Scores, and Subscores Expert Guidance We know the test: Our Learning Engineers have put tens of thousands of hours into studying the PSAT - using real data to design the most effective strategies and study plans. Kaplan's expert psychometricians make sure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep-Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520 with Online Test

Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520 with Online Test

Author: Brian W., M.Ed. Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520 is the essential guide specifically designed for students aiming for a perfect PSAT score of 1520 as well as a National Merit Scholarship. It includes: Hundreds of practice exercises that represent the most difficult passages and questions found on the actual test A full-length PSAT practice test Comprehensive review of the most difficult concepts on the test Tips and strategies for ultimate success Numerous drills tailored especially for advanced students, and more This guide is an excellent supplement to Barron's PSAT/NMSQT, an in-depth review book for all test-takers. Give motivated students the tools they need to reach for their highest potential with Barron's PSAT/NMSQT 1520. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online PSAT/NMSQT 1520 test with all questions answered and explained.

The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning

The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning

Author: Vanessa Hammler Kenon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Inclusive Guide Provides Practical Applications for Workplace Education Theory from Diverse Perspectives The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning explores the field of workplace education using contributions from both experts and emerging scholars in industry and academia. Unlike many previously published titles on the subject, the Handbook focuses on offering readers a truly global overview of workplace learning at a price point that makes it accessible for independent researchers and Human Resources professionals. Designed to strike a balance between theory and practice, the Handbook provides a wealth of information on foundational topics, theoretical frameworks, current and emerging trends, technological updates, implementation strategies, and research methodologies. Chapters covering recent research illustrate the importance of workplace learning topics ranging from meditation to change management, while others give pragmatic and replicable applications for the design, promotion, and implementation of impactful learning opportunities for employees at any company, regardless of industry. A sampling of topics addressed includes: Using an Experiential Learning Model to Design an Assessment Framework for Workplace Learning Measuring Innovative Thinking and Acting Skills as Workplace-Related Professional Competence Multiple chapters specifically addressing international business, such as Competency in Globalization and Intercultural Communication , Global Strategic Planning and Global Talent Management Research and recommendations on bridging generational and cultural divides as well as addressing employee learning disabilities With its impressive breadth of coverage and focus on real-world problem solving, this volume serves as a comprehensive tool for examining and improving practices in global workplace learning. It will prove to be a valuable resource for students and recent graduates entering the workforce and for those working in Human Resources and related fields.