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The Study Skills Handbook

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Author: Stella Cottrell
ISBN: 9781137289254
Original Region: United Kingdom
Original Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE ¾ MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want.

This fully revised fourth edition features:
• Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, academic writing, revision, team work and more
• E-learning coverage throughout
• Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging
• Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management

No matter whether you have just left school or college, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

About the Author:

Stella Cottrell is Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of the bestselling titles Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Exam Skills Handbook, Study Skills Connected, You2Uni, Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning and The Palgrave Student Planner. Her books have sold over 750,000 copies worldwide.

Reviews:

'Superbly organised and beautifully laid out, with really helpful worked examples and lots of practical tips, this guide is sensitive to the variety of students' learning styles and the different tasks demanded of them. It's essential reading for students, but it's also an invaluable resource for instructors looking for strategies to enrich their teaching.'

— Dr Ian W. Archer, Fellow and Tutor in History, Keble College, University of Oxford, UK

'It was a challenge to update a classic, but Cottrell's guide just gets better and better.'

— Tracy Johnson, Skills Development Officer, Careers Service, University of Bristol, UK

"Thoroughly deserving of its reputation as the key text in essential study skills."

— Dr Murray Simpson, School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, UK

"Brilliant book - essential for any undergraduate."

— Jenny Fisher, Division of Psychology and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Paperback: 432 pages

Product Dimensions:24.4 x 19 x 2.2 cm

Excerpt from the origin:

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introducing The Study Skills Handbook

PART 1: MANAGING YOURSELF FOR STUDY

1. Success as a Student

2. Developing Your Skills

3. Successful Study: Intelligence, Strategy and Personalised Learning

4. The CREAM Strategy for Learning

5. Time Management as a Student

PART II: ACADEMIC SKILLS

6. Core Research Skills: Reading, Note-Making and Managing Information

7. Critical Analytical Thinking

8. Memory

9. Confidence with Numbers

PART III: PEOPLE SKILLS

10. Working with Others: Collaborative Study

PART IV: TASK MANAGEMENT SKILLS

11. Writing at University Level

12. Developing Academic Writing

13. Research Projects, Case Studies and Dissertations

14. Revision and Exams

PART V: DRAWING IT TOGETHER

15. Planning Your Next Move

Appendix 1 Quick Multiplier

Appendix 2 Online Research Tools

Appendix 3 Further Resources on Managing and Studying as a Student

Glossary of Terms Useful to Know in Higher Education

Answers to Activities

References

Index

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